N.S. reports new outbreaks at six long-term care homes, 678 new COVID-19 cases

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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia reported 678 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and six new outbreaks in long-term care facilities.

Health officials also reported one more death attributed to the novel coronavirus, a woman in her 80s in the central health zone.

Premier Tim Houston issued a news release offering his condolences to the woman's family.

Officials said six more long-term care homes in the province had COVID-19 outbreaks, and they reported more cases tied to existing outbreaks at three other care homes.

They also reported additional infections related to outbreaks at three hospitals: Cape Breton Regional Hospital; Northside General Hospital, in North Sydney, N.S.; and the Victoria General site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, in Halifax.

Officials said there were 48 people in hospital with the disease, including seven in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 7, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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