Nova Scotia is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 in the province Friday.
The number of active cases in the province has dropped to 48, the lowest number since Nov. 22.
All of the new cases are in the central health zone, according to a release from the Nova Scotia Health Authority.
Five are close contacts of cases reported previously and two are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. They are self-isolating.
The Nova Scotia Health Authority labs completed 1,565 tests on Thursday.
“As we head into the last weekend before Christmas, let’s remember that we must stay vigilant to contain the virus,” said Premier Stephen McNeil in the release.
“Following public health guidelines has allowed us to slow the spread, and we need to keep up that good work because we know the virus wants us to let our guard down.”