One new COVID-19 case was found in the most recent testing, Nova Scotia officials announced on Wednesday.
The case was confirmed on Tuesday out of 639 tests performed at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, which is operating 24 hours a day, according to the news release.
That brings the total in Nova Scotia to 1,058 confirmed cases.
The release doesn't specify where the new positive originated, but the number of active cases at Halifax's Northwood long-term care home was still listed as five – three residents and two staff – the same as Tuesday's data.
Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, will provide further details via a teleconference at 3 p.m.
To date, Nova Scotia has 43,340 negative test results, 1,058 positive COVID-19 test results and 60 deaths.
The number of people hospitalized due to COVID has decreased from five to three, with only one in ICU. Two were listed as in ICU in Tuesday's release. The number of recoveries has increased to 993, one more than previous.
A map and graphic presentation of the case data is available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data .
Health officials continue to encourage anyone with COVID-19 symptoms to use the 811 online and phone system for screening. You will be sent to an assessment centre if it's believed you have the virus. Click here for a list of symptoms, or go to the province's coronavirus website.