Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil. Communications Nova Scotia photo

TATAMAGOUCHE – Almost three weeks have gone by since a new case of COVID-19 was identified in Nova Scotia.

A new travel-related case was identified June 29, when 203 tests were completed. The individual has been self-isolating since returning to the province, as required.

“While we’ve made great progress in reducing the transmission of COVID-19, the reality is Nova Scotia will see more cases,” said Premier Stephen McNeil in a press release. “I ask everyone to continue doing everything they can to keep COVID-19 at bay by respecting the rules and following public health advice.”

“Today’s case shows that we cannot be complacent about this virus,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health. “Living with COVID-19 is part of our new normal and no one should let their guard down. It remains vitally important for people to practice physical distancing wherever possible and wear a mask when this is difficult, follow all public health directives on how people can gather, staying home if unwell and practice good hand washing and cleaning.”

To date, Nova Scotia has 53,544 negative test results, 1,062 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths, and one active COVID-19 case, with 998 cases being resolved. Two people remain in hospital, but both patients’ COVID-19 infections are considered resolved.