8 new COVID-19 cases (Apr 10 2021)

Eight new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 10.

There are two case are in Western Zone. One case is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada and the other is under investigation.

There are also six cases in Central Zone. Three cases are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada and the remaining cases are close contacts of previously reported cases.

All cases have been self-isolating, as required.

“It is important we stay ahead of this virus and that means we all have a role to play,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “We have done so well and thank you to Nova Scotians for that. So, please continue to follow public health measures to protect you, your family and friends.”

As of today, Nova Scotia has 43 active cases of COVID-19. There is no one in hospital.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,339 Nova Scotia tests on April 9.

Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 325,774 tests. There have been 675 positive COVID-19 cases and one death. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 631 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

“Compared to what is happening in other places across the country and around the world, we are fortunate to continue to see low COVID-19 activity in Nova Scotia,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “I also want to thank Nova Scotians for keeping up the good work to keep themselves and each other protected against COVID-19.”

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 .

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