Nova Scotia reports three new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, active cases stand at 53 – .

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Nova Scotia reports five new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday; active cases drop to 59 – .


HALIFAX – Nova Scotia reports three new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, as well as two recoveries, as the active number of cases in the province stands at 53.

Two new cases were identified in the central area, involving close contacts of a previously reported case.

The other case has been identified in the East Zone and involves close contact with a previously reported case.

“Over the past week, we have seen new single digit case numbers every day, which is a testament to the hard work of Nova Scotians. But we must continue our hard work as restrictions ease and our borders open, ”said Premier Iain. Rankin in a press release. “Getting tested regularly and getting vaccinated will help us have a wonderful summer with our friends and family. ”

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

“Nova Scotians are working hard, but we must continue to be vigilant in monitoring public health measures,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia. “If you haven’t received your first dose of vaccine, please reserve it, and if you have, please reserve your second dose as soon as you can. “

CASE DATA

Nova Scotia labs processed 2,827 tests on Saturday and have now processed a total of 954,628 since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 5,853 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. Of these, 5,708 people have recovered and 92 have died from COVID-19.

According to the province’s online dashboard, there are currently two people in the hospital, and one in an intensive care unit.

As of April 1, there have been 4,111 positive cases of COVID-19 and 26 deaths. Of the new cases since April 1, 4,032 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: 290 cases (no active cases)
  • Central zone: 4,644 cases (38 active cases)
  • North zone: 301 cases (no active case)
  • East Zone: 618 cases (15 active cases)

The provincial state of emergency, which was first declared on March 22, 2020, has been extended until July 11, 2021

UPDATING THE VACCINE

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

As of Friday, 961,653 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered, with about 72.9% of the province’s total population having received at least one dose. Of these, 253,331 Nova Scotians received their second dose.

The province says it has received a total of 1,081,070 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since December 15.

All Nova Scotians are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are eligible. COVID-19 vaccination appointments can be made online or by phone at 1-833-797-7772.

PLUS D’OPTIONS DE TEST WALK-IN

The Nova Scotia Department of Health is launching several new walk-in testing centers and mobile units across the province.

The tests are open to anyone and may be convenient for out-of-province visitors arriving in Nova Scotia, Public Health said in a statement.

A list of places offering walk-in COVID-19 PCR testing in addition to the appointment testing is available on the health authority’s website. Rapid tests will not be offered at these locations.

Testing is available for all ages, for those with symptoms, no symptoms (asymptomatic), who have traveled or been to a potential exposure site and have been in close contact with a positive COVID case.

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.

Sunday July 4:

  • Alderney Gate, Main Entrance (60 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • East Preston Recreation Center (24 Brooks Dr, East Preston) noon to 7 p.m.
  • Richard Murray Design Building (5257 Morris St., Halifax) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Halifax Convention Center (1650 Argyle St, Halifax) noon to 7 p.m.
  • Bedford-Hammonds Plains Community Center (202 Innovation Drive, Bedford) from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sainte-Thérèse Parish Hall (285 St. Peter’s Road, Sydney) from 2 p.m. to 7 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 new or worsening symptoms, is encouraged to take an online test or call 811 to determine if they should have a test. COVID-19 test:

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