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Nova Scotia reports two deaths from COVID-19, 170 new infections

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Health officials in Nova Scotia are reporting two new deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the province’s total death count to 193.

The new deaths involve a woman and a man in their 80s, both from Nova Scotia’s eastern health region.

Officials say there are 44 people currently admitted to a COVID-19 hospital unit in the province, down two patients from Thursday’s report.

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A total of 170 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been discovered.

Officials estimate there are now 1,888 active infections across the province.

A new outbreak was announced at Debert Court continuing care residence, where three residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 25, 2022.

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