7 new COVID-19 cases (Jul 21 2021)

Today, July 21, Nova Scotia is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 and three recoveries.

Six of the cases are in Central Zone. Three are close contacts of previously reported cases and three are related to travel. Two of the cases are connected to the Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Halifax and were previously announced by the Canadian Armed Forces.

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

All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

“This week, we broke the million-mark on lab-based testing since the start of the pandemic in March 2020,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Testing has been critical in the fight against this virus. I want to thank Nova Scotians who stepped up time and time again to get tested and the many people who worked long and hard to establish and operate our testing program. While we work toward our minimum target of 75 per cent of Nova Scotians fully vaccinated, keep getting tested, especially if you have symptoms, and please, get your vaccine.”

As of today, Nova Scotia has 11 active cases of COVID-19. There are currently no hospitalizations.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,624 tests on July 19 and 3,141 on July 20.

As of July 20, 1,240,114 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 512,393 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.

Since April 1, there have been 4,138 positive COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 4,101 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

Source: Release #notw

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