Both cases are in the central health zone. One is close contact with a previously reported case, while the other is under investigation, according to a provincial statement. The province has 17 known active cases.
Nova Scotia health labs performed 2,000 tests on Friday.
“Today is the first day of spring, the number of cases remains low and the remaining restrictions in parts of HRM and surrounding communities were lifted this morning,” Prime Minister Iain Rankin said in a statement. .
“However, that doesn’t mean we can let our guard down. ”
No one is hospitalized in Nova Scotia because of the virus.
As of Friday, 58,036 doses of the vaccine had been administered, and of those, 20,050 Nova Scotians had received a second dose.
The first COVID-19 vaccinations at a primary care clinic took place on Saturday at a walk-in clinic in Truro.
Ten community clinics and 15 pharmacies administer the COVID-19 vaccine to all Nova Scotians aged 80 and over based on month of birth, while 25 pharmacies and doctor’s offices bring the AstraZeneca vaccine to people aged 60 to 64 years.
All appointments must be booked in advance and can be made online here.
Various restrictions on long-term care, restaurants, sports and other areas were lifted as of 8 a.m. Saturday for people in the Halifax Regional Municipality and other designated areas.
New Brunswickers who arrive in Nova Scotia no longer have to isolate themselves when they enter Nova Scotia.
But Nova Scotians traveling to New Brunswick will still have to self-isolate for two weeks upon arrival. Although Nova Scotia has reopened its border, New Brunswick has no plans to do the same.
New exhibition sites
Nova Scotia Health reported five new potential exposure sites on Saturday.
Anyone who has worked or visited the following locations on the dates and times specified should book a COVID-19 test on the self-assessment site or by contacting 811whether or not they have symptoms of COVID-19.
People who were in the following locations during the times listed do not have to self-isolate while awaiting test results, unless they are showing symptoms of COVID-19.
- Dollarama Clayton Park at 278 Lacewood Dr., Halifax, March 14 from noon to 2 p.m. Anyone who is exposed can develop symptoms until March 28.
- Atlantic Superstore at 650 Portland St., Dartmouth, March 16, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Anyone who is exposed can develop symptoms until March 30.
- Costco Dartmouth Crossing at 137 Countryview Dr., Dartmouth, March 16 between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Anyone who is exposed can develop symptoms until March 30.
- Dave’s Fruit & Vegetable Market at 322 Main St., Dartmouth, March 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Anyone who is exposed can develop symptoms until March 30.
- Sobeys at 752 Sackville Dr., Downsview Mall, Lower Sackville, March 16 between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Anyone who is exposed can develop symptoms until March 27.
Woman fined under health protection law
New Glasgow Police on Saturday charged a 57-year-old woman with not being quarantined for 14 days after her trip to Nova Scotia from Alberta.
In response to a complaint, police found the woman in a parking lot on Westville Road. She was charged under the Health Protection Act.
Atlantic Canada Case Numbers
- New Brunswick reported three new cases on Saturday for a total of 49 known active cases. Two people are hospitalized with the virus.
- Newfoundland and Labrador reported no new cases on Saturday. The province has five known active cases and one person is hospitalized with the virus.
- Prince Edward Island reported four cases on Friday. There are now eight known active cases on the island.