Five new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 11.
There are four cases in Central Zone. Two cases are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada and the other two are close contacts of previously reported cases.
There is also one case in Eastern Zone. It is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada.
All cases have been self-isolating, as required.
“Spring is finally here in Nova Scotia and after a long winter, I know how much Nova Scotians want to spend time with family and friends outdoors,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “We must remember that COVID-19 doesn’t take a break and neither should we. Enjoy the outdoors safely by following public health measures like sticking with your small close group and socially distancing when you need to.”
As of today, Nova Scotia has 40 active cases of COVID-19.
One case that was reported yesterday in Central Zone has been removed from the cumulative count today, as it will be counted in another province.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,031 Nova Scotia tests on April 10.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 327,805 tests. There have been 679 positive COVID-19 cases and one death. Three people are in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 638 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“We are holding steady in Nova Scotia by keeping our numbers low. Let us not stop now,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Continue to follow all public health measures in place and when it’s your turn for a COVID-19 vaccine, get vaccinated.”
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 .