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Nova Scotia reports 3 new deaths, 99 new cases of COVID-19

Two of the deaths are related to the outbreak in a long-term care home

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caption A student takes a COVID-19 test kit from the Dalhousie Student Union Building.
Hillary MacInnis

Nova Scotia announced on Monday that there were three new deaths from COVID-19 over the weekend.

A man and a woman, both in their 80s, from the East Cumberland Lodge long-term care home in Pugwash have died. A woman in her 60s from the Northern Zone has also died.

The province said there are 99 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 265 active cases. There are 16 people in hospital, including seven in intensive care.

Of the new cases, 21 are in the Western zone, 25 in the Northern zone, one in the Eastern zone and 52 in the Central zone.

The province said there continues to be spread in the Northern and Western zones related to a faith-based gathering in late October. Cases from this event are attributed to the spread in the East Cumberland Lodge care home.

An additional eight residents and four staff have tested positive at the East Cumberland Lodge. A total of 30 residents and eight staff members at the care home have now tested positive.

Over the weekend, 11 schools were notified of COVID-19 exposures.

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