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June 29 update: No new COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February shows the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19.
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is seen in a microscopic image. - Reuters

Nova Scotia reported no new positive COVID-19 cases again on Monday.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 255 Nova Scotia tests on Sunday and all turned out negative, the Health Department said in a news release Monday. 

The last positive case was reported June 9. There are no active cases in the province. 

To date, Nova Scotia has 53,263 negative test results, 1,061 positive COVID-19 cases and 63 deaths. Nine-hundred and ninety-eight cases are now resolved. 

Two people are still in hospital but they have recovered from the virus and are being treated for other reasons, the release said. 

The absence of new cases has prompted the Nova Scotia to ease restrictions on gatherings and businesses. But at a news conference Friday, Dr. Robert Strang, the chief medical officer of health, strongly recommended people continue to wear masks while shopping or in other circumstances when social distancing isn’t possible. 

And the province has continued to urge anyone with possible COVID-19 symptoms to go to https://811.novascotia.ca/

For more information COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, go to novascotia.ca/coronavirus.

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