NS Reports Two COVID Deaths, 153 New Cases
The province is reporting two COVID-19 deaths today, along with a record 153 new cases.
It says a woman in her 50’s and a man in his 70’s both died at home in the Central Zone.
That’s prompted Premier Iain Rankin to remind people ambulance fees will be waived for people with COVID-19 symptoms who need to go to hospital.
There’s now been a total of 69 COVID-19-related deaths in the province.
139 of the cases reported today are in the Central Zone, while 10 are in the Eastern Zone that includes Cape Breton, three are in the Northern Zone and one is in the Western Zone.
The province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang, says a backlog of COVID-19 tests has been cleared and he hopes to see case numbers go down in the next few days.
There’s now a total of 1,060 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, including 64 in the Cape Breton County Community Health Network and 14 in the Inverness, Victoria and Richmond Community Health Network.
37 people in the province are in hospital with the virus, including 8 in intensive care.