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No new coronavirus cases identified in Nova Scotia, 1 active case remains

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, speaks at a COVID-19 press briefing in Halifax on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Government of Nova Scotia

As of Saturday, Nova Scotia announced no new cases of COVID-19, with only one active case remaining.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 260 Nova Scotia tests on July 24 and is operating 24-hours a day.

The province also said there are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

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To date, Nova Scotia has seen 61,914 negative test results, 1,067 positive COVID-19 cases and 63 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90.

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There are currently no individuals in hospital as a result of COVID-19.

One thousand and three cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province.

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As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted.

According to the province, anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days.

“It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended when physical distancing is difficult,” the province said in a statement.

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