There is some good news to share on the COVID-19 front in Nova Scotia. Approximately 91% of Nova Scotians who contracted the virus have recovered. Four percent of cases remain active, the majority at Northwood Manor in Halifax.
Unfortunately, 5% of Nova Scotians who contracted the virus passed away, the majority at Northwood. There are some 169 extraordinary residents at Northwood who have recovered.
“The hard work we have all been doing is showing results, but we cannot let up yet,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “I hope Nova Scotians are enjoying this long weekend, but we must continue to work together and follow public health advice. The decisions we make now will directly impact how quickly we can re-open more of our province in the future.”
Nova Scotia’s efforts of flattening the curve have been succeeding. As of publication the Province has announced 1,040 positive tests in the province to date and 938 recoveries.
“Thank you to all Nova Scotians for taking this virus seriously. If we remain vigilant, we’ll be able to ease more restrictions and bring some normalcy back to our lives,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health.