Five of the new cases are in the central area. Four of these are close contacts of previous cases and one is under investigation. The remaining three cases are in the eastern zone, two of which are close contacts and one is under investigation.
Five people are now hospitalized with COVID-19, including four in intensive care.
Laboratories processed 5,142 tests on Tuesday.
As of Wednesday, 67.6% of Nova Scotians had received a dose of the vaccine.
Nova Scotia entered Phase 2 of its plan to reopen on Wednesday, allowing restaurants to resume dining indoors, stores to operate at half capacity, and households to have no limits on food. number of buyers, among many other changes.
“As we move forward with the reopening plan, entering Phase 2 today, it is important to remember to continue to get tested for COVID-19 and get vaccinated as soon as possible,” Dr Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, said in a press release.
“Many of our new cases involve people who are not vaccinated or who contracted the virus within two weeks of their first dose, before the vaccine took effect. “
The province is now reporting the vaccine status of people who test positive for COVID-19, hospitalized or deceased, on its public COVID-19 statistics dashboard.
Atlantic Canada Case Numbers
- New Brunswick reported three new cases on Tuesday. It now has 85 active cases.
- Newfoundland and Labrador reported a new case on Wednesday. The province has 35 active cases.
- Prince Edward Island reported no new cases on Monday and has four active cases.