Today, Sept. 23, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 80s in Central Zone has died.
“On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer condolences to the family and friends mourning the loss of their loved one today,” said Premier Tim Houston. “COVID-19 is still in our province and the actions of Nova Scotians are critical right now. Please get vaccinated, stay home if you are sick and continue to follow public health protocols.”
Nova Scotia is also reporting 41 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 recoveries.
Twenty-nine of the cases are in Central Zone. Nine are close contacts of previously reported cases. Two are related to travel. Eighteen are under investigation.
There are signs of community spread among those in Central Zone aged 20 to 40 who are unvaccinated and participating in social activities.
Seven cases are in Northern Zone. Six are close contacts of previously reported cases. One is under investigation.
Three cases are in Western Zone. One is related to travel. One is a close contact of a previously reported case. One is under investigation.
Two cases are in Eastern Zone. Both are close contacts of previously reported cases.
“My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the woman who has passed,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “The vaccine can help prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death. I urge Nova Scotians to get both doses and keep doing all you can to protect each other.”
As of today, Nova Scotia has 147 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, 11 people are in hospital COVID-19 units, including one in ICU.
On Sept. 22, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 4,357 tests.
As of Sept. 22, 1,493,815 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 718,279 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since Aug. 1, there have been 556 positive COVID-19 cases and one death. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 408 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.