Seventy-five new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 28.
Sixty-seven cases are in Central Zone, one case is in Western Zone, and one case is in Northern Zone.
Six cases are in Eastern Zone, one of which was identified Tuesday, April 27, at Strait Area Education Recreation Centre in Port Hawkesbury.
One of the cases in Central Zone is a staff member at Northwood’s Halifax Campus, a nursing home in Halifax. As a precaution, residents are being isolated and cared for in their rooms. All residents, staff and designated care providers are being tested. Most residents have been fully vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
Another case in Central Zone is a staff member at Quest Regional Rehabilitation Centre in Lower Sackville. As a precaution, residents are being isolated and cared for in their rooms. All residents and staff are being tested. Most residents have been fully vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
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 489 active cases of COVID-19. Eleven people are in hospital, including three 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 27 is not available.
As of April 27, 293,763 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 35,549 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since Oct. 1, there have been 1,201 positive COVID-19 cases and two deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 710 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