There are two more deaths connected to the novel coronavirus at Northwood Manor in Halifax.
“On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I extend my deepest condolences to the families of these two individuals,” Premier Stephen McNeil said in a statement.
“I want to assure everyone, but particularly those who live and work at Northwood, that the health-care system has mobilized to help you through this.”
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There have now been five deaths connected to COVID-19 at the long-term care facility and nine in Nova Scotia.
The three previous deaths at Northwood occurred on Friday.
There are at least 115 positive cases of COVID-19 at the Northwood long-term care home. According to the facility, 80 residents and 35 staff have tested positive as of Saturday morning.
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The province also announced 26 new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, bringing the provincial total to 675.