4 new COVID-19 cases (Jan 27 2021)

As of today, Jan. 27, Nova Scotia has 12 active cases of COVID-19. Four new cases are being reported today.

Two cases are in Central Zone and the other two cases are in Eastern Zone. All cases are close contacts of previously reported cases.

“The virus is still here and we know it is always looking for an opportunity to spread,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “That’s why we are being cautious, keeping restrictions in place and encouraging everyone to continue following all of the public health protocols.”

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,516 Nova Scotia tests on Jan. 26.

As of Jan. 26, 12,286 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 2,709 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.

Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 155,517 tests. There have been 487 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 70. Four hundred and seventy-five cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

“We’ve been seeing low case numbers the past few days, which indicates that our public health measures are working,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Continue to do your part by wearing a mask, limiting social contacts, practising social distancing, adhering to the gathering limit, staying home if you feel unwell and washing your hands.”

Post-secondary students returning to Nova Scotia from anywhere except Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador are strongly encouraged to visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test for day six, seven or eight of their 14-day self-isolation period. COVID-19 testing appointments can be booked up to three days in advance.

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