Seventy new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 29.
Fifty-nine cases are in Central Zone, nine cases are in Eastern Zone, and two cases are in Northern Zone.
Due to an increased number of investigations in recent days, the 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 548 active cases of COVID-19. Fourteen people are in hospital, including four in ICU.
Due to technical difficulties, the total number of tests and number of tests completed at the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs on April 28 is not available.
As of April 28, 304,187 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 35,994 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since Oct. 1, there have been 1,271 positive COVID-19 cases and two deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 721 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