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Nova Scotia reports 6 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

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Nova Scotia reported six new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday.

One of the new cases is in the eastern zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. One other case is in the northern zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.

Four cases are in the central zone, one of which is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The other three cases are close contacts of previously reported cases.

The province says 29 cases remain active.

“The case count is a little higher today but it’s good to see that none of the new cases are from unknown sources,” said Premier Iain Rankin in a news release.

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“These numbers reinforce the importance of being tested and continuing adherence to public health guidelines.”

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Nova Scotia Health completed 4,404 tests for COVID-19 on Friday.

Since Oct. 1, the beginning of the second wave in Nova Scotia, the province has completed 243,504 tests.

There have been 568 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths in the second wave. Two people are currently in hospital, one of which is in ICU.

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