N.S. reports 163 new COVID cases and one death as hospital admissions slowly climb

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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia continues to log high case counts of COVID-19, reporting 163 new infections today.

New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador, meanwhile, are seeing new case numbers in the single digits.

Public health officials in Nova Scotia have also confirmed a man in his 70s has died in the Halifax area, bringing the province's total number of virus-related deaths to 71.

Most of the new cases in Nova Scotia are in the Halifax region, with 134 occurring in the central zone, while the remainder are spread over the rest of the province.

As of Saturday, Nova Scotia has 1,538 active cases of COVID-19 with 49 people in hospital, including seven in intensive care.

Meanwhile, New Brunswick is reporting one death due to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in the province to 41.

The person who died was in their 90s and lived in the Pavillon Beau-Lieu care home in Grand Falls, N.B.

There are also eight new cases in the province, two are in Moncton, two in the Saint John area, three in the Fredericton region and three in the Bathurst area.

The cases are all contacts of previously confirmed patients. There are currently 141 active infections in the province, with 10 people hospitalized including two in intensive care.

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting six new cases.

Those include two men and a woman in their 20s and a man in his 60s in the Eastern Health region.

The fifth new confirmed case is a man in the Central Health region under 20 years of age, while the sixth is a man in the Western Health region in his 70s.

There are now 67 active cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 8, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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