Provincial Updates/Webcasts

Live Update - Nova Scotia Government, April 9, 2020

Nova Scotia has recorded its second death related to COVID-19. On Wednesday, April 8, a woman in her 90s with underlying medical conditions died in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital as a result of complications related to COVID-19.

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health will provide an update today, April 9, at 3 p.m. livestreamed on , our Facebook and YouTube channels.

As of today, April 9, Nova Scotia has 373 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Thirty-one new cases were identified Wednesday, April 8. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 980 Nova Scotia tests on Wednesday, April 8 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 12,177 negative test results, 373 positive COVID-19 test results and two deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under ten to over 90. Ten individuals are currently in hospital, four of those in ICU. Eighty-two individuals have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. A map and graphic presentation of the case data is available at

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at