N.S. reports three COVID-19 deaths, including two tied to outbreak at care home

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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting three more COVID-19-related deaths, including two that are connected to a long-term care facility at the centre of an ongoing outbreak.

Health officials said today two people who died of the disease were residents in their 80s of the East Cumberland Lodge care home in Pugwash, N.S., and that the third death involved a woman in her 60s in the northern zone.

Officials say that since their last update Friday, eight more residents and four more staff members at the care home have tested positive, for a total of 38 infections tied to that facility.

Eleven schools have been notified of a COVID-19 exposure over the last three days.

Officials are reporting 99 new cases of COVID-19 today and 190 more recoveries from the disease.

Nova Scotia has 265 active reported cases and 16 people in hospital with COVID-19, including seven in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 15, 2021.

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