Nova Scotia reports 5 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday; Rankin, Strang to brief at 3 p.m. – .

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Nova Scotia reports five new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, including one linked to Joseph Howe Elementary School in Halifax.
All new cases are in the central health zone. Two are travel-related, two are close contacts of a previously reported case, and one is under investigation.

There are three people hospitalized with the virus, including one in intensive care. The province has 59 active cases of the virus.

The school-related case was announced Wednesday evening but is counted in Thursday’s figures because it was reported after the daily cut-off time, according to a press release.

The school will be closed to students until Monday to allow for close contact testing and a thorough cleaning of the building.

The school will inform families about home learning. Families and students will receive an update by June 28.

As a precaution, public health recommends that all students and staff be tested for COVID-19 whether or not they show symptoms.

Nova Scotia health authority labs performed 3,868 COVID-19 tests on Wednesday.

Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang will provide an update on COVID-19 in the province at 3:00 p.m. ET.

As of Tuesday, 71.7% of Nova Scotians received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 11.6% who also received a second dose.

Atlantic Canada Case Numbers

  • New Brunswick reported a new case on Tuesday. It has 49 active cases.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador reported no new cases on Wednesday. It has 13 active cases.
  • Prince Edward Island has not reported any new cases since June 3. There are no active cases.

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