COVID-19 numbers rise in Nova Scotia, as New Brunswick makes progress

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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia reported a surge of 50 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, which pushed the number of active infections in the province to above 200, as New Brunswick started to see a slowdown in its case count.

Health officials in Nova Scotia said there were 20 new cases each in the western and northern zones, eight in the central region and two in the eastern zone.

They also reported 17 more recoveries, leaving the province with 213 active cases of COVID-19, up from 180 on Wednesday. Nine people were in hospital with the disease.

Meanwhile in New Brunswick, a month of heightened public health measures seemed to be paying dividends, as the number of active reported cases fell below 500 for the first time in six weeks, to 464.

Chief medical officer Dr. Jennifer Russell reported 39 new cases Thursday, adding that circuit-breaker measures would remain in place in the Moncton and Saint John areas, while she expressed concern about a recent outbreak in the Miramichi region.

Russell said residents would be able to gather for Remembrance Day next week, but she said they should remain in family bubbles and socially distanced from other groups.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 4, 2021.

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