Thirty-eight new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 22.
Thirty-three cases are in Central Zone. Two are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada and two are related to travel outside of Canada. The people are self-isolating, as required. Nineteen are close contacts of previously reported cases. Ten are under investigation, two of which were identified Wednesday, April 21, at Bell Park Academic Centre in Lake Echo and Shannon Park Elementary in Dartmouth.
Three cases are in Eastern Zone and are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The people are self-isolating, as required.
One case is in Northern Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required.
One case is in Western Zone and is related to travel outside of Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required.
One of today’s cases is a confirmed UK variant case and is related to travel.
There have been 66 cases of the UK variant, 12 cases of the South African variant, and one case of the Brazil variant identified in Nova Scotia.
As of today, Nova Scotia has 111 active cases of COVID-19.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 5,879 Nova Scotia tests on April 21.
As of April 21, 247,312 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 34,144 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 358,358 tests. There have been 805 positive COVID-19 cases and two deaths. Three people are in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 692 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
Nova Scotians are strongly encouraged to seek asymptomatic COVID-19 testing, particularly if they have a large number of close contacts due to their work or social activities. Appointments can be booked at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/, by choosing the asymptomatic option. Rapid testing pop-up sites continue to be set up around the province as well. More information on testing can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting .
Source: Release #notw