Houston, Strang to hold COVID-19 briefing at 3 p.m.

Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang will provide an update on COVID-19 at 3 p.m. AT. The briefing will be live streamed here. Nova Scotia reported 45 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend. There are 153 active cases in the province and 11 people in hospital with the virus, including four in intensive care. St. Francis Xavier University St. Francis Xavier announced Tuesday that it was cancelling on-campus classes for the remainder of the day.  In a notice to the campus community, St. FX said Public Health notified the university of a positive case of COVID-19 on Monday evening. The university was told to expect more positive cases. The notice said people on campus without symptoms who have been fully vaccinated do not need to isolate. Those who are not fully vaccinated or who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, regardless of whether they have symptoms, have been instructed to isolate immediately. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should arrange for a PCR test at a local testing facility immediately. According to the notice, students and faculty should prepare for exams to begin on Thursday as scheduled.  Atlantic Canada case numbers New Brunswick reported three deaths and 71 new cases Monday. The province has 760 active cases, with 49 people in hospital, including 18 in intensive care. Newfoundland and Labrador reported seven new cases Monday, including those identified over the weekend. The province has 13 active cases and no one is in hospital with the virus. Prince Edward Island reported five new cases on Tuesday. The province has 23 active cases. 

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