COVID-19 toll continued to climb at the Northwood nursing home in Halifax, with eight more deaths reported at the long-term care facility over the weekend.
Two residents died from the virus, the health ministry said on Saturday and six more were reported on Sunday.
“Six more families mourn the loss of a loved one today and my thoughts are with them. I am truly sorry for your loss, “said Prime Minister Stephen McNeil.
“I ask all Nova Scotians to help keep COVID-19 out of our long-term care facilities and our communities by continuing to follow public health guidelines to help stop the spread of this virus.”
Thirty-one in 37 deaths across the province occurred in Northwood.
However, the overall spread of COVID-19 in the province appears to be slowing.
There were only four new positive cases identified on Friday and eight on Saturday.
To date, Nova Scotia has obtained 971 positive COVID-19 results from 624 people who have recovered.
Six people are currently hospitalized, including three in the ICU.