Nova Scotia reports 9 new cases of COVID-19

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A sign encourages patrons of a business to wear a mask, sanitize their hands and keep their distance from others.  (CBC - image credit)
A sign encourages patrons of a business to wear a mask, sanitize their hands and keep their distance from others. (CBC - image credit)

Nova Scotia reported nine new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the number of active cases to 55.

Four of the new cases are in the central health zone. Three cases are related to travel and one is a close contact of a previously announced case.

Three cases are in the western zone. Two are related to travel while the other is a close contact.

One case is in the northern zone and is a close contact.

One case is in the eastern zone and is related to travel.

1 new case at long-term care home

One of the cases reported Friday is a staff member at Saint Vincent's Nursing Home in Halifax, according to the facility's website.

Public Health determined the exposure it to be "very low risk." All residents are being tested as a precaution, according to the release.

Only residents in the unit where the exposure occurred are being isolated while awaiting results, the release said.

Any employee or family member who was at Saint Vincent's between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Aug. 20 is asked to get tested. They are not required to isolate while they await results.

As of Friday's update, 77.7 per cent of Nova Scotians had received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 70.6 per cent had received two doses.

Labs in the province completed processing 2,857 tests on Thursday.

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