N.S. announces second death from COVID-19 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital


There was another death related to COVID-19 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

The Nova Scotia government announced the death on Thursday. This is the second death from COVID-19 in the province.

The woman was around 90 years old and had underlying health problems. She died at Sydney, N.S. hospital on Wednesday.

“The death of a loved one is never easy. Unfortunately, this virus makes the loss of a family member even more difficult, “said Prime Minister Stephen McNeil in a statement.

“I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family during their grief. Together, we have the power to end this disease. “

This is the second death from COVID-19 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and the second death in the province from the virus.

The province reported its first death from COVID-19 on Tuesday. The woman was around 70 years old and suffered from underlying health problems. She died in hospital on Monday.

More information is expected at a press conference with Prime Minister Stephen McNeil and the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang, Thursday afternoon.

Nova Scotia reports 31 new cases

Nova Scotia is also reporting 31 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number to 373.

The microbiology laboratory at the QEII Health Sciences Center performed 980 tests on Wednesday and is now operating 24 hours a day.

Confirmed cases range from less than 10 years to over 90 years of age.

Fifty-three percent of the cases are women and 47 percent of the cases are men.

Ten people are currently hospitalized. Four of these patients are in intensive care units.

Eighty-two people have recovered from the virus and their cases are considered resolved.

There are cases in communities across the province. More information is available on an online map, which distributes cases across the four zones of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

The areas indicate where the tests were done and not necessarily where the individuals live.

  • West zone: 44 cases

  • Central area: 262 cases

  • North zone: 33 cases

  • East zone: 34 cases

COVID Card for Nova Scotia April 9

Although most cases in the province are related to travel or a known case, there is a spread in the community.

As a result, displacements have been removed as a requirement for COVID-19 tests.

The province has also expanded the list of symptoms for which people are screened.

Anyone who has at least two of the following symptoms is asked to take an online quiz to determine if they should call 811:

To date, Nova Scotia has reported 12,177 negative test results, 373 positive COVID-19 results and two deaths.

This is a developing story. More soon.


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