Today, November 9, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A man in his 80s in Eastern Zone has died.
“It pains me greatly to know that another family is mourning the loss of a loved one because of COVID-19,” said Premier Tim Houston. “We all need to do our part and get vaccinated, and we need to follow the rules. If we’re sick, we stay home. If we aren’t vaccinated, we respect the proof of vaccine policy and we don’t participate in activities that aren’t essential. This is how we protect ourselves and one another.”
Nova Scotia is also reporting 56 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 recoveries.
There are 30 cases in Western Zone, 18 cases in Central Zone, seven cases in Northern Zone and one case in Eastern Zone.
There is community spread in Northern and Western zones, primarily related to ongoing transmission from a faith-based gathering that occurred in late October. This includes secondary transmission to other faith-based gatherings, workplaces and to East Cumberland Lodge, a long-term care home in Pugwash.
Thirteen more residents and one additional staff member at East Cumberland Lodge have tested positive for COVID-19. Some of these cases will be reflected in Wednesday’s case numbers. A total of 17 residents and two staff members at the home have now tested positive, and one resident is in hospital. Public health is working with the facility to prevent further spread. Increased public health measures and restrictions are in place.
On November 8, four schools were notified of an exposure(s) at their school. As always, all staff, parents and guardians are notified of exposures if a positive case (student, teacher or staff) was at the school while infectious. A list of schools with exposures is available online: https://backtoschool.ednet.ns.ca/school-exposures
As of today, Nova Scotia has 281 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, 10 people are in hospital, including two in ICU.
On November 8, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,666 tests.
As of November 8, 1,588,158 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 769,498 Nova Scotians have received their second dose, and 5,848 eligible Nova Scotians have received a third dose.
Since August 1, there have been 1,821 positive COVID-19 cases and eight deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 1,532 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.