40 new COVID-19 cases, 31 recoveries (Nov 5 2021)

Today, November 5, Nova Scotia is reporting 40 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 recoveries.

There are 21 cases in Central Zone, 11 cases in Western Zone and eight cases in Northern Zone. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s (NSHA’s) public health team is investigating these new cases to understand the circumstances around the increased numbers.

On November 4, 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 110 cases of COVID-19 with an episode date between October 28 and November 3. Of those:

— 34 (30.9 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 7 (6.4 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 69 (62.7 per cent) were unvaccinated

There have been 5,833 cases from March 15 to November 3. Of those:

— 406 (7.0 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 371 (6.3 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 5,056 (86.7 per cent) were unvaccinated

There were 308 people hospitalized. Of those:

— 14 (4.5 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 31 (10.1 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 263 (85.4 per cent) were unvaccinated

Thirty-five people died. Of those:

— 4 (11.4 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 3 (8.6 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 28 (80.0 per cent) were unvaccinated

As of today, Nova Scotia has 220 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, nine people are in hospital including one in ICU.

There were 28,608 rapid tests administered between October 29 and November 4. This includes 1,488 rapid tests at the pop-up sites in Halifax, Dartmouth, Amherst and Kentville and 27,120 through the workplace screening program. Another 8,661 home rapid tests were distributed at the pop-up sites.

On November 4, NSHA’s labs completed 3,204 tests.

As of November 4, 1,583,479 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 767,200 Nova Scotians have received their second dose, and 4,586 eligible Nova Scotians have received a third dose.

Since August 1, there have been 1,654 positive COVID-19 cases and seven deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 1,427 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

Source: Release

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