Today, October 29, Nova Scotia is reporting 26 new cases of COVID-19 and 28 recoveries.
There are 18 cases in Central Zone, four cases in Eastern Zone, three cases in Northern Zone and one case in Western Zone.
On October 28, two schools were notified of an exposure(s) at their 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 87 cases of COVID-19 with an episode date between October 21 and October 27. Of those:
— 23 (26.4 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 3 (3.4 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 61 (70.1 per cent) were unvaccinated
There have been 5,649 cases from March 15 to October 27. Of those:
— 359 (6.4 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 359 (6.4 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 4,931 (87.3 per cent) were unvaccinated
There were 306 people hospitalized. Of those:
— 12 (3.9 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 31 (10.1 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 263 (85.9 per cent) were unvaccinated
Thirty-four people died. Of those:
— 3 (8.8 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 3 (8.8 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 28 (82.4 per cent) were unvaccinated
As of today, Nova Scotia has 169 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, 10 people are in hospital, including one in ICU.
There were 26,046 rapid tests administered between October 22 and 28. This includes 1,725 rapid tests at the pop-up sites in Halifax, Dartmouth and Kentville and 24,321 through the workplace screening program. Another 13,525 home rapid tests were distributed at the pop-up sites.
On October 28, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,485 tests.
As of October 28, 1,572,667 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 761,334 Nova Scotians have received their second dose, and 2,502 eligible Nova Scotians have received a third dose.
Since August 1, there have been 1,458 positive COVID-19 cases and six deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 1,283 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.