Halifax’s Northwood long-term care home records 4 more COVID-19 deaths

The Nova Scotia government says four more people at Northwood Manor in Halifax have died as a result of COVID-19.

The new figures bring the total number of deaths in the province related to the ongoing pandemic to 55.

Officials say 49 of the 55 deaths are now connected to Northwood, the largest long-term care home in Atlantic Canada.

Long-term care homes have played a large role in the province’s COVID-19 outbreak.

Health officials say there are currently three care homes and seniors facilities in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

Northwood currently has 25 residents and 15 staff with active cases of COVID-19, while the two other facilities are reporting a single staff member and a single resident, respectively.

In addition to the deaths, Nova Scotia says it has detected eight new cases of COVID-19 in the province.

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, the province’s chief medical officer of health, are set to provide a televised update on Friday and are expected to address the new deaths.

That news conference is slated to begin at 3 p.m. AT.

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