Nova Scotia reports record 689 COVID-19 cases and more than 3,800 active infections

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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting 689 new cases of COVID-19 today — a new record.

The previous one-day high occurred Wednesday, when officials reported 537 new infections.

The province is also reporting a COVID-19 outbreak at the 66-bed Roseway Manor nursing home in Shelburne, N.S., where two staff members have tested positive.

Public health says neither person has been hospitalized nor has had contact with any residents.

Meanwhile, no new cases have been reported from earlier outbreaks at Parkstone Enhanced Care in Halifax, Parkland Antigonish seniors living community, the Dartmouth General Hospital, St. Martha's Regional Hospital in Antigonish, N.S., and at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

Nova Scotia has about 3,844 active reported cases of COVID-19 and 14 people in hospital with the disease, including four patients in intensive care.

The Nova Scotia Pharmacy Association issued a news release today to mark the administering of the one-millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccine by pharmacies in the province. The association noted the "integral role" played by its member pharmacies, which administer most of the vaccines in Nova Scotia.

People aged 50 and up, health-care workers and those with two Oxford-AstraZeneca doses are now eligible to get a COVID-19 booster at pharmacies.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 23, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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