Nova Scotia reports three new cases of COVID-19, has 25 active cases

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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

All of the new cases were in the Halifax area and involved close contacts of previously reported cases.

Health officials said two of the cases were connected with two schools in Dartmouth — Prince Andrew High School and Eric Graves Memorial Junior High School.

The schools are closed for the holiday break and are scheduled to be cleaned before staff return on Monday.

Officials said contact tracing for all three cases was underway.

The province said it had a total of 25 active reported cases of COVID-19, and one person was currently in hospital with the disease.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 30, 2020.

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