Today, June 28, Nova Scotia is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 and four recoveries.
Three cases are in Eastern Zone. Two are under investigation and the other is a close contact of a previously reported case.
The other case is in Central Zone and is under investigation.
There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.
“Vaccine uptake continues to be high, but we are aiming to have at least 85 per cent of eligible Nova Scotians vaccinated,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “If you have not yet received your COVID-19 vaccine, it is important to get your first dose as soon as possible to protect your loved ones and your community.”
As of today, Nova Scotia has 57 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, two people are in hospital COVID-19 units. The median age of people hospitalized in the third wave is 52 for non-ICU and 55 for people in ICU.
On June 27, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 3,029 tests.
As of June 27, 876, 217 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 172,910 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
“I’m pleased to hear that many employers are supporting their employees’ decision to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Some employers have gone above and beyond and are encouraging hesitant employees and providing incentives to their employees to get vaccinated. We are all working together to get as many people as possible vaccinated, and the support from employers is an important part.”
Since April 1, there have been 4,089 positive COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 4,006 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
Source: Release #notw