Nova Scotia reports 12 new cases of COVID-19, small outbreak at hospital

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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting 12 new cases of COVID-19 today.

Health officials have identified eight cases in the Halifax area and four in the province's western zone.

They are also reporting a small outbreak at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, N.S., where three patients in a non-COVID unit have tested positive for the virus.

Two of the three cases are asymptomatic, while one patient is in intensive care.

Officials say as a precaution, testing is being carried out on other patients and staff identified as close contacts.

Nova Scotia has 187 active cases of novel coronavirus, with 14 people in hospital because of the infection, including four in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 19, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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