Today, October 12, Nova Scotia is reporting 99 new cases of COVID-19 and 130 recoveries since the last update on October 8.
Twenty-seven new cases were reported on October 9; 16 new cases on October 10; 22 new cases on October 11; and 34 new cases are being reported today, October 12.
There are 86 cases in Central Zone, six cases in Western Zone, four cases in Northern Zone and three cases in Eastern Zone.
There is community spread in Central Zone, primarily among people aged 20 to 40 who are unvaccinated and participating in social activities.
Over the past four days, eight schools were notified of an exposure(s) at their school. As always, all staff, parents and guardians are notified of exposures if a positive case (student, teacher or staff) was at the school while infectious. A list of schools with exposures is available online: https://backtoschool.ednet.ns.ca/school-exposures
As of today, Nova Scotia has 197 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, 15 people are in hospital, including two in ICU.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 4,138 tests on October 8; 3,275 tests on October 9; 2,497 tests on October 10; and 2,334 tests on October 11.
As of October 11, 1,532,336 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 739,458 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since August 1, there have been 1,115 positive COVID-19 cases and four deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 914 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.