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Nova Scotia reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, 26 recoveries

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting 23 new cases of COVID-19.
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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting 23 new cases of COVID-19.

Thirteen cases have been identified in the central zone, which includes Halifax, six cases are in the western zone, three cases have been found in the northern zone and one case is in the eastern zone.

Authorities say 26 recoveries have also been reported.

The province now has 160 active infections with 15 people in hospital, four of whom are in intensive care.

Officials also reported that two schools received COVID-19 exposure notices Thursday, both of them in the Amherst area.

And officials continue to monitor an outbreak of the disease in a non-COVID unit at Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville where five cases of COVID-19 have been identified.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 22, 2021.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

The Canadian Press

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version based on an erroneous Health Department news release said there were 11 people in hospital.

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