19 new COVID-19 cases (Sep 22 2021)

Today, Sept. 22, Nova Scotia is reporting 19 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 recoveries.

Fourteen of the cases are in Central Zone. Five are close contacts of previously reported cases. Nine 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.

Two cases are in Northern Zone. Both are close contacts of previously reported cases.

Two cases are in Eastern Zone. One is a close contact of a previously reported case. One is under investigation.

One case is in Western Zone. It is under investigation.

“You only have to look at our case numbers to see that most people contracting COVID-19 have not been vaccinated,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Vaccination is the absolute best way to protect yourself and those around you. To everyone who is fully vaccinated – thank you. To all those who are not – please don’t wait.”

As of today, Nova Scotia has 127 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, 10 people are in hospital COVID-19 units.

On Sept. 21, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 4,182 tests.

As of Sept. 21, 1,490,853 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 716,551 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.

Since Aug. 1, there have been 515 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 388 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

Source: Release

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