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Four new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Nova Scotia today (Saturday, Feb. 20).
Three of the new cases are in Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone — one is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada, one is a close contact of a previously announced case, and one is under investigation.
The fourth case is in the Western Zone and is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada.
There are now 18 known active cases in the province. One person remains in hospital with the disease, and that person is in ICU.
The active cases are distributed as follows:
• 6 in the Halifax Peninsula / Chebucto Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 3 in the Dartmouth/ Southeastern Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 2 in the Bedford/Sackville Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 1 in the Colchester/ East Hants Community Health Network in the Northern Zone
• 1 in the Cape Breton Community Health Network in the Eastern Zone
• 1 in the Inverness, Victoria, and Richmond Community Health Network in the Eastern Zone
• 3 in the Annapolis and Kings Community Health Network in the Western Zone
• 1 in the Yarmouth, Shelburne, and Digby Community Health Network in the Western Zone
Nova Scotia Health labs conducted 2,262 tests yesterday.
Here are the new daily cases and seven-day rolling average (today at 1.7) since the start of the second wave (Oct. 1):
And here is the active caseload for the second wave:
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