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Nova Scotia reports 1 new COVID-19 case Monday

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Nova Scotia health officials reported one new case of COVID-19 on Monday.

The new novel coronavirus case is a close contact of a previously reported case.

The province also reported one additional recovery, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 10.

Two Nova Scotians are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, one of whom is in intensive care.

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“It’s always a good day when we see a low number of new cases but we also know we cannot let our guard down,” said Premier Stephen McNeil in a news release.

“The virus is always looking for an opportunity to spread, which means we must continue following all of the public health protocols to protect each other.”

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The province completed 931 Nova Scotia tests for COVID-19 on Sunday.

Only nine new cases were reported in total last week.

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Since Oct. 1, the start of the second wave of the pandemic, the province has confirmed 492 COVID-19 cases and no related deaths. There have also been 482 cases resolved.

As of Jan. 29, the province says 14,906 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.

To date 2,729 Nova Scotians have received their second dose and have been fully vaccinated.

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