Coronavirus: 5 more deaths reported at Northwood as Nova Scotia identifies 15 new cases

On Saturday, Nova Scotia confirmed six new deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total of deaths in the province to 22.

The province said that five people had died at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. As well, a man in his 80s with underlying medical conditions who was not a resident of a long-term care home, died in the Western Zone.

“Our province is experiencing a tremendous amount of pain right now.”

“Our thoughts are with everyone who has lost a loved one from this virus,” said Premier Stephen McNeil in a press release. “We stand together to grieve those who have died and to support those who are in mourning.”

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Nova Scotia has also confirmed 15 new cases, bringing the total number to 865.

To date, Nova Scotia has 25,119 negative test results, 865 positive COVID-19 test results and 22 deaths.

The province said confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Eleven individuals are currently in hospital, three of those in ICU.

There are also 412 individuals who are now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved.

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