Nova Scotia reports eight new COVID-19 cases, now has 43 active infections

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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 today.

Health officials say three of the six cases identified in the Halifax area are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada, while the other three are close contacts of previously reported patients.

The remaining two cases are in the western health zone, with one related to travel outside of the Atlantic region and the other under investigation.

The province currently has 43 known active COVID-19 diagnoses, and no one is in hospital with the virus.

Officials say provincial labs completed 2,339 tests for the virus on Friday and have completed 325,774 tests since Oct. 1.

In a news release, chief medical officer of health Dr Robert Strang says Nova Scotia is faring well compared to other places in Canada and around the world.

"we are fortunate to see low COVID-19 activity in Nova Scotia," the statement said.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 10, 2021.

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