N.S. officials report 31 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend

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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting 31 new COVID-19 cases since the weekend as well as 15 new recoveries.

Health officials say 26 of the new cases have been identified in the central zone of the province, which includes Halifax, of which 14 are travel-related.

Eight of the cases in the central zone are close contacts of previously reported cases while the remaining four are under investigation.

Three cases are being reported in the northern zone and two in the western zone.

Nova Scotia deputy chief medical officer of health Dr. Shelley Deeks says officials expected to see an increase in case numbers as seen in other provinces, but residents need to continue adhering to the public health measures.

The province now has 71 active cases of the disease and no hospitalizations.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 30, 2021.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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Note to readers: This is a corrected story. The provincial Health Department had incorrectly reported the number of recoveries at 18 when the correct number was 15.

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