There has been a second death connected to the novel coronavirus in Nova Scotia, according to the provincial government.
The government says on its website that a woman in her 90s with underlying medical conditions died in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Wednesday as a result of complications related to COVID-19.
“The death of a loved one is never easy. Unfortunately, this virus makes the loss of a family member all the more difficult,” Premier Stephen McNeil said in a statement. “I want to offer my sincere condolences to the family as they grieve. Together, we have the power to stop this disease.”
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The province says there are 31 new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, bringing the provincial total to 373.
The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 980 Nova Scotia tests on Wednesday.
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There are now 10 patients in hospital and 82 have recovered.
1:55Nova Scotia sees another record spike in COVID-19 cases
Nova Scotia sees another record spike in COVID-19 cases