Today, October 28, Nova Scotia is reporting 31 new cases of COVID-19 and five recoveries.
There are 17 cases in Central Zone, eight cases in Western Zone, three cases in Eastern Zone and three cases in Northern Zone.
On October 27, 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
As of today, Nova Scotia has 171 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, 10 people are in hospital, including one in ICU.
On October 27, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,853 tests.
As of October 27, 1,569,889 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 759,771 Nova Scotians have received their second dose, and 2,055 eligible Nova Scotians have received a third dose.
Since August 1, there have been 1,432 positive COVID-19 cases and six deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 1,255 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
Nova Scotians with or without symptoms can book a test at: https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en for COVID-19 for COVID-19 testing centres across the province. Those eligible to receive asymptomatic testing are listed at: https://www.nshealth.ca/visit-covid-19-testing-site . Those with no symptoms who do not meet the criteria are encouraged to use one of the rapid testing pop-up sites if they want to be tested. Some public health mobile unit clinics also offer drop-in testing; this will be noted in promotions.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is advised to self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test.
Anyone advised by public health that they were a close contact needs to complete a full 14-day quarantine, regardless of test results, unless they are fully vaccinated. If they are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before the exposure date, they do not need to self-isolate as long as they are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. They should still get tested and should monitor for symptoms up to 14 days after the exposure date. If symptoms develop, they should get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative test result.