N.S. records no new cases of COVID-19 but province 'not out of the woods': Strang

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Health officials in Nova Scotia are reporting no new cases of COVID-19 today, the first time in nearly two months the province hasn't logged any new infections.

As much of the rest of Canada continues to see record-breaking numbers, Nova Scotia has managed to whittle its total caseload down to 28 active infections with no one currently in hospital.

Premier Stephen McNeil says the low infection rate reflects the good work of Nova Scotians following public health protocols.

He says Monday will be a big day in the province as students return to school and says students, teachers and staff must remain vigilant.

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, says it's been more than eight weeks since the province last reported no new cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus,

But he says Nova Scotia is "not out of the woods yet" and says residents must continue following public health guidelines.

The last day the province reported no new cases of COVID-19 was on Nov. 12.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 10, 2021.

The Canadian Press