Nova Scotia reports six new cases of COVID-19, has 21 active cases

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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 21.

Health officials said all of the new cases were in the central health zone, which includes Halifax, and all are contacts of previously reported cases.

One of the cases is related to the Bitter End, a bar in downtown Halifax that officials said appears linked to a cluster of cases in the city's Clayton Park area.

Officials said the other cases were part of an emerging cluster that is being investigated by public health. 

Nova Scotia has recorded a total of 1,142 positive cases of novel coronavirus, while 1,056 cases are considered recovered and there have been 65 deaths.

No one is currently in hospital.

Nova Scotia Health also advised Saturday of potential exposure to the novel coronavirus at various locations in the Halifax area.

The list included; Real Fake Meats on Gottingen Street on Oct. 31, Antojo Tacos and Tequila on Argyle Street on Oct. 31, MEC on Granville Street on Nov. 4, Aerobics First on Quinpool Road on Nov. 7, and Pet Valu on Spring Garden Road on Nov. 9.

An advisory was also issued for anyone who used the gym and basketball court at the East Preston Recreation Centre on Nov. 9.

The advisories followed four others issued late Friday for the Halifax area including; the Local Restaurant and Bar on Gottingen Street on Nov. 9, Tim Horton's on Verdi Drive in Bedford, N.S., on Nov. 12, the Economy Shoe Shop Bar on Argyle Street on Nov. 8, and the John W. Lindsay YMCA Gym on Sackville Street on Nov. 9.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 14, 2020.

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