Nine new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 2.
Five cases are in Western Zone and four cases are in Central Zone. Five of the nine are a group of international travellers. The remaining are domestic travellers from outside Atlantic Canada. They are all self-isolating, as required.
“Our Easter weekend is looking very different than those in other provinces because of our low active case numbers, and today’s cases show our border protocols are working,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “But we have to remain vigilant – including strictly adhering to self-isolation after travel and other public health measures – to remain safe.”
As of today, Nova Scotia has 31 active cases of COVID-19.
There were 1,364 tests administered between March 26 and April 1 at the rapid-testing pop-up sites in Halifax and Dartmouth.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 3,122 Nova Scotia tests on April 1.
As of April 1, 111,403 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 29,530 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 310,764 tests. There have been 639 positive COVID-19 cases and one death. One person is in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 607 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“People are answering the call to get tested and helping identify where the virus is in our province, and I thank them for that,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Getting tested is one of the ways we can work together to contain the spread of COVID-19.”
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 .
The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure safety measures and other important actions can continue. The order will take effect at noon, Sunday, April 4, and extend to noon, Sunday, April 18, unless government terminates or extends it.
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