Sixty-three new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 25.
Fifty-seven cases are in Central Zone, four of which were identified Saturday, April 24, at schools. Caledonia Junior High, Prince Andrew High School and Astral Drive Elementary in Dartmouth, and Citadel High School in Halifax reported one case each.
Three cases are in Eastern Zone, one of which was identified Saturday, April 24, at Breton Education Centre in New Waterford.
Two cases are in Western Zone, and one case is in Northern Zone.
Due to an increased number of investigations in recent days, exposure category (i.e., travel, close contact or under investigation) is not always available by release time. A breakdown by zone identifying exposure categories will no longer be provided regularly. There is community spread in Central Zone. The Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.
As of today, Nova Scotia has 263 active cases of COVID-19.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 7,520 Nova Scotia tests on April 24.
There were 4,565 tests administered on April 24 at the rapid-testing pop-up sites in Halifax, Dartmouth and Sackville.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 379,744 tests. There have been 964 positive COVID-19 cases and two deaths. Five people are in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 699 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