5 new COVID-19 cases (Sep 2 2021)

Today, Sept. 2, Nova Scotia is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 and four recoveries.

Three of the cases are in Central Zone. Two are close contacts of previously reported cases. One is under investigation. 

One case is in Western Zone and is under investigation.

One case is in Northern Zone and is related to travel. 

As of today, Nova Scotia has 60 active cases of COVID-19. There are currently no hospitalizations.

On Sept. 1, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 3,792 tests.

As of Sept. 1, 1,449,655 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 692,191 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.

Since April 1, there have been 4,300 positive COVID-19 cases and 28 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 4,212 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

Testing advice:

Nova Scotians with or without symptoms can book a test at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en for primary assessment centres across the province. Those with no symptoms are encouraged to use one of the primary assessment centres with drop-in testing, pop-up sites or public health mobile units if they want to be tested.

More information on testing can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting

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.

Source: Release

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