Nova Scotia is reporting ten new cases of COVID-19 today, including four in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
Of the four cases, three are close contacts of previously reported cases, and one is under investigation.
Today’s count includes a case identified yesterday at the Breton Education Centre in New Waterford.
Two people in the municipality have recovered, bringing the number of known, active cases here to 41.
Province-wide, five people have recovered, bringing the number of active cases in Nova Scotia to 145.
Ten people province-wide are in hospital with COVID-19, six in intensive care.
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The province says there is a case of COVID-19 connected to Breton Education Centre in New Waterford.
The person has not been in the school since June 4th.
The school plans to reopen to students Monday, and expects to update families on Sunday.
Public Health says it’ll be in touch with close contacts to explain what they should do next.
Everyone who is a close contact will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days.
All students and staff should get a COVID-19 test even if they don’t have symptoms.
Meanwhile, the province says there is also a case of COVID-19 connected to Citadel High School in Halifax.
The province says those two cases were reported after today’s deadline, so they’ll be added in tomorrow’s case count.
The province is reporting another COVID -19 death today, along with 8 new cases of the virus.
It’s also reporting cases of the delta variant and it’s renewing its COVID-19 State of Emergency.
Health officials say the person who died was a man in his 50s in the Central Zone.
Two of the cases reported today are in the Eastern Zone that includes Cape Breton and both are close contacts of earlier reported cases.
The other six new cases are all in the Central Zone.
The province says it’s found two cases of the delta variant among earlier cases and both were related to travel.
11 recoveries are being reported today and there’s now a total of 143 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.
Those include 39 cases in the Cape Breton County Community Health Network and one in the Inverness, Victoria and Richmond Community Health Network.
There are now 10 people in the province in hospital with the virus, including 6 in intensive care.
The province’s State of Emergency is being extended to June 27th.
The province has announced a new COVID-19 Rapid Screening Program for Workplaces.
It says the program helps employers across the province put regular screening in place for their staff.
So far, 275 businesses and organizations have signed up to take part.
Participating businesses need to have a testing plan approved by the provincial Health Department and test kits will be provided for free through the federal government.
Interested employers can learn more about the program on the province’s COVID-19 website.
Premier Iain Rankin says he and the other Atlantic Premiers are considering the possibility of bringing back the Atlantic bubble.
Rankin says he’d like to see that happen toward the end of the month, but the decision will depend on all of the provinces’ reopening plans.
Meanwhile, Rankin says he’s still hoping this province will be able to enter the second phase of its reopening plan by Wednesday of next week.