66 new COVID-19 cases (Apr 26 2021)

Sixty-six new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 26.

Sixty cases are in Central Zone, eight of which were identified Sunday, April 25, at:
— Chebucto Heights Elementary, Halifax
— Joseph Howe Elementary, Halifax
— Oxford School, Halifax
— Bedford South School, Bedford
— Atlantic View Elementary, Lawrencetown
— Brookhouse Elementary, Dartmouth
— Cole Harbour District High, Dartmouth
— Nelson Whynder Elementary, North Preston

Three cases are in Eastern Zone, one of which was identified Sunday, April 25, at Jubilee Elementary in Sydney Mines.

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 323 active cases of COVID-19.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 11,335 Nova Scotia tests on April 25.

As of April 25, 276,075 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 34,816 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.

Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 391,079 tests. There have been 1,030 positive COVID-19 cases and two deaths. Five people are in hospital, two of which are in ICU. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 705 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

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