Nova Scotia reports one new death, 20 cases of COVID-19 Sunday, and 80 recoveries
HALIFAX -- Health officials in Nova Scotia are reporting one new COVID-19 death, 20 new cases, and 80 recoveries as of Sunday.
The province says a woman in her 80s who lived in the Central Zone has died.
"My heart-felt condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the woman who has passed," said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health. "Last Sunday we reported 74 cases. The trend of fewer cases over the last week is very encouraging. It is going down because of the hard work of Nova Scotians. We all have the power to reduce new cases further. Get tested, get vaccinated and follow the public health measures closely."
Her death marks the 85th in the province due to COVID-19-related causes.
"On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer our sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones grieving," said Premier Iain Rankin. "While our case numbers are declining, we cannot forget there are 42 Nova Scotians in hospital. They are in my thoughts. Let's all ensure no more Nova Scotians are hospitalized by strictly following the restrictions and getting tested and vaccinated."
There are now 505 active cases in Nova Scotia, with 5,550 cumulative since the start of the pandemic.
20 NEW CASES
Of Sunday's new cases, 14 are in the Central Zone, five are in the Eastern Zone, and one is in the Western Zone.
The province says there is still evidence of community spread in the Central Zone, and limited spread in the Sydney area.
Northern and Western Zones are being monitored for signs of community spread.
N.S. CASE DATA
On Saturday, the province's labs completed 6,157 tests, and 816,570 total tests since the start of the pandemic.
There are 42 people in hospital, which includes 17 in ICU. The province says the median age for hospitalized Nova Scotians is 53 for non-ICU, and 56 for those in ICU.