Nova Scotia reports 70 new cases of COVID-19

Total count of known active cases reaches 277

Nova Scotia announced 70 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

This brings the total number of known active cases in Nova Scotia to 277. Ten people are hospitalized and one is in intensive care.

Of the new cases, 44 are in the central zone, 12 are in the Northern zone, nine are in the Western zone and five are in the Eastern zone.

The province said there is transmission in the Northern and Western zones. Cases there are attributed to faith-based gatherings, workplace spread and the outbreak in a Pugwash long-term care home.

Two residents and two staffers of the care home have tested positive in the last two days, bringing the total count to 22 residents and four staff with COVID-19.

The province is also reporting exposures at seven schools in the past two days.

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