25 new COVID-19 cases (Oct 8 2021)

Today, October 8, Nova Scotia is reporting 25 new cases of COVID-19 and 38 recoveries.

There are 17 cases in Central Zone, four cases in Eastern Zone, three cases in Northern Zone and one case in Western Zone.

There is community spread in Central Zone, primarily among people aged 20 to 40 who are unvaccinated and participating in social activities.

On October 7, two schools were notified of an exposure(s) at their school. It is important to note that an exposure associated with a school does not mean there is spread within the school or that the initial case was first exposed to the virus in 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 5,214 cases from March 15 to October 6, 2021. Of those:

— 257 (4.9 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 332 (6.4 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 4,625 (88.7 per cent) were unvaccinated

There were 290 people hospitalized. Of those:

— 7 (2.4 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 29 (10.0 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 254 (87.6 per cent) were unvaccinated

Thirty-two people died. Of those:

— 3 (9.4 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 3 (9.4 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 26 (81.3 per cent) were unvaccinated

As of today, Nova Scotia has 234 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, 15 people are in hospital, including four in ICU.

There were 22,139 rapid tests administered between October 1 and 7. This includes 5,709 rapid tests at the pop-up sites in Halifax and Dartmouth and 16,430 through the workplace screening program. Another 8,730 home rapid tests were distributed at the pop-up sites.

On October 7, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 3,740 tests.

As of October 7, 1,529,212 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 737,561 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.

Since August 1, there have been 1,022 positive COVID-19 cases and four deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 784 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

Source: Release

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