No new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, March 8.
“It’s encouraging to see a day with no new cases being reported,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “Nova Scotians continue to show their commitment to follow the public health measures and we are seeing that their efforts are working to slow the spread of COVID-19.”
As of today, Nova Scotia has 24 active cases of COVID-19.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,768 Nova Scotia tests on March 7.
As of March 7, 39,444 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 14,433 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 249,957 tests. There have been 570 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. Two people are currently in hospital. Of those, one is in ICU. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 80. There are 546 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“We wouldn’t be where we are today without the co-operation of Nova Scotians,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Let’s keep up the good work by remaining vigilant – wear a mask, limit social contacts, practise social distancing, adhere to the gathering limit, stay home if you feel unwell and wash your hands.”
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 .
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