Nova Scotia health officials reporting three new cases of COVID-19

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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 today, all of them related to travel outside the Atlantic region.

The province is now dealing with 11 active cases, two of which are people recovering in hospital.

One patient remains in intensive care.

Since the pandemic began, Nova Scotia has recorded 1,580 cases, 1,504 recoveries and 65 deaths.

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, issued a statement saying people in the province shouldn't let their guard down as the virus has not left the province.

Premier Stephen McNeil issued a brief statement thanking residents for helping slow the spread of the virus.

"Our numbers continue to be low, but we cannot become complacent," the premier said.

"We know only too well how quickly the virus can move when it takes hold. That's why we need to continue to follow the public health protocols put in place to keep one another safe."

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

The Canadian Press