8 new COVID-19 cases (Jul 3 2021)

Today, July 3, Nova Scotia is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 and three recoveries.

Four cases are in Central Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases. 

The four other cases are in Eastern Zone. Three are close contacts of previously reported cases and one is under investigation.

There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

“While we’ve seen case numbers in the single digits over the past few days, today’s number is a reminder that we can’t let our guard down,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “This morning I dropped into the Fall River Shoppers Drug Mart, and owner Brian MacDonald told me about how well the vaccination program is rolling out. Thanks to him and all of our pharmacies for being part of our vaccine program and success in keeping COVID case numbers low. Get vaccinated; get tested.”

As of today, Nova Scotia has 52 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, two people are in hospital COVID-19 units.

On July 2, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,913 tests.

“I encourage all Nova Scotians to get tested regularly and ensure you continue to keep a physical distance and wear a mask. Get both doses of your vaccine as soon as you can, if you haven’t already,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Doing all of this will help limit spread of the virus and allow us to have a more normal summer.”

Since April 1, there have been 4,108 positive COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 4,030 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

Source: Release #notw

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