Eight new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, Feb. 25.
Seven cases are in Central Zone. Four are close contacts of previously reported cases. The other three cases are under investigation.
One case is in Eastern Zone and is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada.
“You can see from today’s numbers that the cases are ticking up. And so, let me remind all Nova Scotians of the importance of testing. It’s key for detecting cases early on and limiting the spread of COVID-19,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “I encourage you, even if you don’t have symptoms, to book an appointment at one of the primary assessment centres or drop into a pop-up testing site.”
As of today, Feb. 25, Nova Scotia has 27 active cases of COVID-19.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,969 Nova Scotia tests on Feb. 24.
As of Feb. 24, 30,748 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 11,766 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 200,142 tests. There have been 535 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. One person is currently in hospital, in ICU. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 70. Five hundred and eight cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“We have recently started to see new cases with no clear link to travel or a known case. This is increasingly concerning as our case numbers are creeping up,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “I want to remind people of the importance of following all the public health measures, as well as keeping your social circles small and consistent. If you do have several close contacts, consider making testing part of your regular COVID-19 prevention measures.”
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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