HALIFAX — Health officials in Nova Scotia are reporting 19 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the active case count to 163.
Along with the new cases, 21 recoveries have also been recorded.
Nine of the new cases are in the northern zone, eight are in the central zone, which includes Halifax, and there are two new infections in the western zone.
Authorities also issued four more exposure notices at schools in the province, two of which are in Amherst while the other two are in the Halifax area.
Of the active cases, 15 people are in hospital, including five in ICU.
The provincial government says a fifth patient in a non-COVID unit at a hospital in Kentville has tested positive for the disease following the announcement of an outbreak at Valley Regional Hospital on Tuesday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 21, 2021.
This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.
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