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No new coronavirus cases reported in Nova Scotia, state of emergency renewed

A medical face mask.
A medical face mask. Aleksandr Zubkov via Getty Images

No new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Saturday, with only two active cases remaining.

According to the province, the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 501 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 7 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 65,949 negative test results, 1,071 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths.

READ MORE: No new coronavirus cases reported in Nova Scotia Friday

There are currently no people in hospital as a result of COVID-19. People with confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90.

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The province said 1,005 cases are now resolved.

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The province also said it is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure the safe reopening of businesses and services.

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The order will take effect at noon Sunday, Aug. 9, and extend to noon Sunday, Aug. 23, unless the government terminates or extends it.

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