Nova Scotia reports 15 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, active cases drop to 147 – –

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 Nova Scotia Reports 5 New COVID-19 Cases Wednesday;  active cases increase to 24


HALIFAX – Nova Scotia reports 15 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 recoveries on Thursday, as the number of active cases in the province drops to 147.

“As more Nova Scotians get vaccinated, I want to remind people of the continued importance of getting tested for COVID-19,” Premier Iain Rankin said in a statement. “Testing is a key part of our reopening plan. If people continue to get tested, the health system can identify new cases of COVID-19 at an early stage and limit the spread of the virus. “

According to a statement from the province, 12 of Thursday’s cases are located in the central area of ​​the province. Seven of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases, three are travel-related and two are under investigation.

Three new cases are located in the eastern area of ​​the province. Two of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and one is travel related.

No new cases were reported Thursday in the western or northern areas of the province.

Public health says there is now “limited community spread” in the central area. The eastern, northern and western areas continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

The province says 31 previously reported cases are now considered resolved, with the total number of active cases falling to 147 – the lowest number of active cases reported in the province since April 22.

“With the federal government’s announcement of the planned shipment of additional Moderna vaccine, I hope this will allow us to implement our vaccine deployment plan faster than expected,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Medical Officer of Health in chief of Nova Scotia. . “Getting two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine is crucial to achieving maximum protection against COVID-19 and its variants. ”

Public health also announced a list of public exposures to COVID-19 on Wednesday evening.

SECOND CASE REPORTED AT CITADELLE HIGH SCHOOL OF HALIFAX

In addition to the 12 new cases reported in the central area on Thursday, health officials are also reporting an additional case of COVID-19 linked to Citadel High School in Halifax.

Since the case arrived after the notification deadline, it won’t appear on the COVID-19 data dashboard until Friday.

According to public health, due to a previously reported case, the school is closed to students until Monday, June 14 to allow for close contact testing. Students will continue to learn at home on Friday and will receive an update before Monday.

As a precaution, public health recommends that all students and staff at Citadel High be tested for COVID-19 whether or not they show symptoms. No self-isolation is required while awaiting test results, unless they have been identified as close contact by public health or are exhibiting symptoms.

CASE DATA

Nova Scotia labs on Wednesday processed 4,761 tests and now have processed a total of 860,612 since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 5,721 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. Of these, 5,486 people have recovered and 88 have died from COVID-19.

According to the province’s online dashboard, there are currently 10 people in hospital, six of them in an intensive care unit.

As of April 1, there have been 3,980 positive cases of COVID-19 and 22 deaths. Of the new cases since April 1, 3,810 are now considered resolved.

There are confirmed cases across the province, but most have been identified in the central area, which includes the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The provincial government says cumulative cases by area may change as data is updated in Panorama, the province’s electronic information system.

The numbers reflect where a person lives, not where their sample was collected.

  • West Zone: 282 cases (4 active)
  • Central zone: 4,555 cases (93 active)
  • North Zone: 299 cases (9 active)
  • East Zone: 585 cases (41 active)

The provincial state of emergency, which was first declared on March 22, 2020, has been extended until June 13, 2021.

UPDATING THE VACCINE

Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 online dashboard provides an update on the number of vaccines that have been administered to date.

As of Thursday, 663,480 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered, with about 63.5% of the province’s total population having received at least one dose.

Nova Scotia has received a total of 724,260 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since December 15.

COVID-19 vaccination appointments can be made online or by phone at 1-833-797-7772.

Appointments cannot be made directly through a community clinic, pharmacy or doctor. Walk-ins will be refused.

NOVA SCOTIA ENCOURAGED TO REQUEST ASYMPTOMATIC TESTS

Public health strongly encourages Nova Scotians to look for an asymptomatic COVID-19 test, especially if they have had multiple social interactions, even with their own social circle.

COVID-19 testing can be booked through the province’s online COVID-19 self-assessment tool, or by calling 811.

People can also visit one of Nova Scotia’s instant rapid test sites that continue to operate across the province.

  • Alderney Gate Public Library (60 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth), noon to 7 p.m.
  • Centennial Arena (27 Vimy Avenue, Halifax) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Center 200 (481 George St, Sydney), 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Cineplex Bridgewater Cinemas (349 Lahave Street, Bridgewater) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Halifax Central Library (5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS), noon to 7 p.m.
  • Halifax Convention Center (1650 Argyle St., Halifax), 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

COVID ALERT APPLICATION

Canada’s COVID-19 alert app is available in Nova Scotia.

The app, which can be downloaded through Apple’s App Store or Google Play, informs users if they may have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

LIST OF SYMPTMS

Anyone who has a new or worsening fever or cough, or at least two of the following symptoms, new or worsening, is encouraged to take an online test or call 811 to determine if they should have it. a COVID-19 test:

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