Nova Scotia reports 70 new COVID-19 cases, 69 more recoveries since Wednesday

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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting 70 new cases of COVID-19 over the last two days, as an outbreak of the disease in a long-term care facility continues to grow.

Officials said today 44 new cases are in the central zone, 12 are in the northern zone, nine cases are located in the western zone and five are in the eastern zone.

They say four more residents and staff members at the East Cumberland Lodge in Pugwash, N.S., have tested positive for COVID-19, for a total of 26. Officials say that outbreak is tied to a faith-based gathering in late October.

Seven schools have been notified of COVID-19 exposures since the government's last official update on Wednesday.

There have been 69 more recoveries in the last two days, bringing the province's active reported case count to 277

Ten people are in hospital with the disease, including one in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 12, 2021.

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