Nine new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 20.
Six cases are in Central Zone. Five are close contacts of previously reported cases and the other case is under investigation.
Two cases are in Western Zone and are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada.
One case is in Eastern Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada.
The people are self-isolating, as required.
Unrelated to today’s cases, two UK variant cases have been identified. These were previously reported cases and were related to travel.
There have been 65 cases of the UK variant, 12 cases of the South African variant, and one case of the Brazil variant identified in Nova Scotia.
As of today, Nova Scotia has 68 active cases of COVID-19.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,723 Nova Scotia tests on April 19.
As of April 19, 216,018 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 32,877 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 347,917 tests. There have been 742 positive COVID-19 cases and two deaths. Two people are in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 672 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
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 .
Source: Release #notw