Today, December 3, Nova Scotia is reporting 20 new cases of COVID-19 and 34 recoveries.
There are 12 cases in Central Zone and eight cases in Northern Zone. There is a cluster of cases in a localized community in Northern Zone, and there is also evidence of limited community spread in Halifax and parts of northern Nova Scotia.
On December 2, one school was notified of an exposure(s) at the school. As always, all staff, parents and guardians are notified of exposures if a positive case (student, teacher or staff) was at the school while infectious. A list of schools with exposures is available online: https://backtoschool.ednet.ns.ca/school-exposures
There have been 98 cases of COVID-19 with an episode date between November 26 and December 2. Of those:
— 34 (34.7 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 2 (2.0 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 62 (63.3 per cent) were unvaccinated
There have been 6,683 cases from March 15 to December 2. Of those:
— 716 (10.7 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 405 (6.1 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 5,562 (83.2 per cent) were unvaccinated
There were 336 people hospitalized. Of those:
— 22 (6.5 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 33 (9.8 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 281 (83.6 per cent) were unvaccinated
Forty-four people died. Of those:
— 11 (25.0 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 3 (6.8 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 30 (68.2 per cent) were unvaccinated
As of today, Nova Scotia has 199 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, 13 people are in hospital, including five in ICU.
There were 33,983 rapid tests administered between November 26 and December 2. This includes 1,236 rapid tests at the pop-up sites in Halifax, Dartmouth, Bridgetown, Digby, Stewiacke, Weymouth and Springhill and 32,747 through the workplace screening program. Another 9,118 home rapid tests were distributed at the pop-up sites.
On December 2, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 3,895 tests.
As of December 2, 1,646,458 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 793,402 Nova Scotians have received their second dose, and 26,757 eligible Nova Scotians have received a third dose. The percentage of Nova Scotians with a third dose will now be displayed on the COVID-19 data dashboard daily.
Since August 1, there have been 2,485 positive COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 2,270 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.