Today, June 24, Nova Scotia is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 and six recoveries.
All of the cases are in Central Zone. Two are related to travel, two are close contacts and one is under investigation.
One of the cases was reported Wednesday, June 23, and is connected to Joseph Howe Elementary in Halifax. Although the case was reported yesterday, because it came in after yesterday’s cut-off for reporting, it will appear on the COVID-19 data dashboard today.
There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.
As of today, Nova Scotia has 59 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, three people are in hospital COVID-19 units, including one in ICU. The median age of people hospitalized in the third wave is 52 for non-ICU and 55 for people in ICU.
On June 23, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 3,868 tests.
As of June 23, 828,701 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 129,822 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since April 1, there have been 4,056 positive COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 3,971 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
Nova Scotians with or without symptoms can book a test at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en for primary assessment centres across the province. Those with no symptoms are strongly encouraged to use pop-up sites if they want to be tested.
More information on testing can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is advised to self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test. Everyone they live with must also self-isolate until the person receives their first negative test result. If the test is positive, public health will advise everyone about what to do.
Anyone advised by public health that they were a close contact needs to complete a full 14-day quarantine, regardless of test results. If the close contact is symptomatic, everyone they live with must also self-isolate until the person receives their first negative test result. If the test is positive, public health will advise everyone about what to do.
Source: Release #notw