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Coronavirus: 7 new cases identified in Nova Scotia, precautionary reminder for Mother’s Day

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As of Sunday, Nova Scotia has confirmed seven new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 1,018.

“Everything we are all doing to slow COVID-19 is working, but we are not out of the woods. This will be a many months-long process and we must remain vigilant,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health.

In a statement, Premier Stephen McNeil also reminded people to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday as safely as possible.

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“Mother’s Day weekend is usually filled with visits and hugs for moms, grandmothers and mother-figures. Unfortunately, for many families, Mother’s Day will look different this year,” said Premier Stephen McNeil.

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“If you don’t live with her, send your love virtually. This virus doesn’t pause its spread for even one day.”

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The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 676 Nova Scotia tests on May 9 and is operating 24-hours.

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According to the province, there are three licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors’ facilities in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

Northwood in Halifax currently has 157 residents and 20 staff with active cases. One facility has one staff member with an active case of COVID-19 while another facility has one resident with an active case.

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To date, Nova Scotia has 33,579 negative test results, 1,018 positive COVID-19 test results and 47 deaths.

Confirmed cases range in age from under-10 to over-90. Nine individuals are currently in hospital, three of those in ICU.

According to the province, 749 individuals have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved.

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