11 new COVID-19 cases (Jun 18 2021)

Today, June 18, Nova Scotia is reporting 11 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 recoveries.

Nine cases are in Central Zone. Six are close contacts of previously reported cases, two are under investigation and one is related to travel.

Two cases are in Eastern Zone and are related to travel.

There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

“Nova Scotia will receive its largest shipment of vaccine in the coming weeks,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “When you get an email to reschedule your second dose for an earlier date, do it. The sooner we can get Nova Scotians fully vaccinated, the sooner we will get back to normal.”

There were 4,066 COVID-19 cases from March 15 to June 15, 2021. Of those:

— 25 (0.6 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 218 (5.4 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 3,823 (94 per cent) were unvaccinated

There were 250 people hospitalized. Of those:

— 2 (0.8 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 27 (10.8 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 221 (88.4 per cent) were unvaccinated

Twenty-four people died. Of those:

— 1 (4.2 per cent) was fully vaccinated
— 3 (12.5 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 20 (83.3 per cent) were unvaccinated

As of today, Nova Scotia has 93 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, six people are in hospital COVID-19 units, including three in ICU. The median age of people hospitalized in the third wave is 52 for non-ICU and 55 for people in ICU.

On June 17, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 5,602 tests.

There were 12,423 tests administered between June 11 and 17 at the rapid-testing pop-up sites in Sydney, Sackville, Bedford, Halifax, Dartmouth and Shelburne.

As of June 17, 752,599 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 73,600 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.

“It’s important to continue to get tested for COVID-19, even if you’ve had one dose of vaccine,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Testing remains key to our COVID-19 response and that will continue as we reopen.”

Since April 1, there have been 4,042 positive COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 3,925 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

Source: Release #notw

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