HALIFAX — Health officials in Nova Scotia are reporting one new COVID-19-related death as an outbreak of the disease in a long-term care home continues to grow in another part of the province.
The Health Department says a man in his 80s in the province's eastern zone has died and 56 new cases of the disease have been identified since Monday.
Officials have also noted community spread of the disease in the northern and western regions of the province, largely related to transmission of the virus during a multi-day faith gathering.
The gathering has been directly connected to the ongoing outbreak at East Cumberland Lodge, a long-term care home in Pugwash, as well as transmission at other faith services and in workplaces.
Thirteen more residents at the home and a second staff member have tested positive for the disease, bringing the total case count at the residence to 19.
The province now has 281 active cases of COVID-19, with 10 people in hospital and two in ICU.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 9, 2021.
This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.
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