New COVID-19 cases in province, but all connected to returning travellers

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Dr. Robert Strang says there are now 17 news cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, bringing the total to 68.

Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health said they are all travel related and several are connected to groups or families returning from vacation.

 “We anticipated this,” Strang said at the press conference this afternoon. “There are large numbers of people travelling and coming back this week. While we’re concerned, this shows us that what we put in place is actually working. Thanks to those who are adhering to self-isolation guidelines.”

The ages of those people who tested positive range in age from under 10 to mid-70s; two have fully recovered.

A total of 2,772 Nova Scotians have been tested with negative results.

“We have the opportunity to make a big difference by working together.”