HALIFAX - Nova Scotia is reporting 891 new cases of COVID-19 and four outbreaks at long-term care homes in the province.

Officials say the new clusters at the care homes involve a total of 23 staff members and 20 residents who have now tested positive for the disease.

The affected residences are in Wolfville, New Glasgow, Sydney and Sydney Mines.

There are also additional cases of COVID-19 related to previously reported outbreaks in hospitals across the province.

Officials estimate there are now 6,648 active infections, and 57 people are in hospital due to the disease, including 10 in intensive care.

Officials also say 83.1 per cent of residents have two shots of COVID-19 vaccine, while 90.4 per cent have had at least one dose.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 14, 2022.


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