HALIFAX – Nova Scotia reports 17 new COVID-19 cases and 74 recoveries on Monday as the province’s active number of cases drops to 448.
According to the province’s COVID-19 dashboard, all 17 new cases are in the province’s central zone.
Nova Scotia’s Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health, is expected to update Atlantic about the province’s COVID-19 situation at 3 p.m. on Monday.
According to Public Health, there is now “limited community diffusion” in the Central Zone. The eastern, northern and western zones will continue to be closely monitored for community spread.
The province says 74 previously reported cases are now resolved, with the total active cases dropping to 448, the lowest number of active cases reported in the province since April 27.
As of Sunday, laboratories in Nova Scotia processed 3,781 tests and a total of 820,755 since the pandemic began.
There have been 5,567 cumulative COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia. Of these, 5,034 people have recovered and 85 have died from COVID-19.
According to the province’s online dashboard, there are currently 40 people in the hospital, 16 of them in intensive care.
As of April, there were 3,825 positive COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths. Of the new cases since April 1, 3,358 are now considered resolved.
Cases have been confirmed across the province, but most have been identified in the Central Zone, which is where the Halifax regional parish is located.
The provincial government says cumulative cases by zone may change when the data is updated in Panorama, the province’s electronic information system.
The numbers indicate where a person lives, not where their sample was taken.
West Zone: 278 cases (11 active)
Central zone: 4,465 cases (314 active)
North Zone: 289 cases (29 active)
Eastern zone: 535 cases (94 active)
The provincial emergency, which was first declared on March 22, 2020, has been extended to June 13, 2021.
Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 online dashboard provides an update on the number of vaccines administered to date.
As of Monday, 583,873 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been given, with approximately 48.2 percent of the province’s total population receiving at least one dose.
Nova Scotia has received a total of 598,800 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since December 15.
COVID-19 vaccination appointments can be made online or by calling 1-833-797-7772.
Appointments cannot be booked directly through a community clinic, pharmacy or doctor. Walk-in customers are turned away.
NOVA SHOTS ENCOURAGE YOU TO LOOK FOR ASYMPTOMATIC TESTS
Public health strongly encourages Nova Scotians to take asymptomatic COVID-19 tests, especially if they have had multiple social interactions with their own social circle.
COVID-19 tests can be booked through the province’s COVID-19 online self-assessment tool or by calling 811.
People can also visit one of Nova Scotia’s rapid testing sites, which continue to operate across the province.
Alderney Gate Public Library (60 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth), 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Burton Ettinger School (52 Alex St., Halifax), 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Center 200 (481 George St, Sydney), 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Cole Harbor Place (51 Forest Hills Parkway), from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Halifax Central Library (5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS), 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Halifax Convention Center (1650 Argyle St., Halifax), from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
COVID ALERT APP
Canada’s COVID-19 Alert App is available in Nova Scotia.
The app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play, notifies users when they may have been exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19.
LIST OF SYMPTOMS
Anyone who experiences a fever or a new or worsening cough, or two or more of the following new or worsening symptoms, is encouraged to take an online test or call 811 to see if they need to be tested for COVID-19:
shortness of breath
Runny nose / nasal congestion