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2 new cases of coronavirus reported in Nova Scotia on Friday

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Nova Scotia is reporting two additional cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday.

Both of the new cases are located in the province’s northern health zone and are related to a previously reported case, health officials said in a press release.

There have now been 1,083 cases detected in the province.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 1,058 Nova Scotia tests on Thursday, moving the province’s total number of tests to 74,920.

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There are no people in hospital as a result of COVID-19 at this time.

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There have been 1,083 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia and 65 related deaths.

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As of Friday, 1,013 people are considered to be recovered.

Nova Scotians are still encouraged to visit the 811 website if they have two or more of the following symptoms:

  • Fever (including chills, sweats)
  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle aches
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion/runny nose
  • Hoarse voice
  • Diarrhea
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without a clear cause
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