Today, November 1, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A man in his 70s in Eastern Zone has died.
“I want to offer my sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones grieving,” said Premier Tim Houston. “COVID-19 is still in our province and continues to have devastating impacts on families. Please get vaccinated, stay home if you are sick and continue to follow public health measures.”
Nova Scotia is also reporting 59 new cases of COVID-19 and 61 recoveries since the last update on October 29.
There are 44 cases in Central Zone, six cases in Northern Zone, five cases in Eastern Zone and four cases in Western Zone.
“My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the man who has passed,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. “The vaccine helps prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death. Do your part and get vaccinated if you haven’t done so already and continue doing all you can to protect each other and your communities.”
Over the past three days, five 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 166 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, 10 people are in hospital.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,186 tests on October 29; 1,971 tests on October 30; and 1,836 tests on October 31.
As of October 31, 1,576,169 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 763,311 Nova Scotians have received their second dose, and 2,979 eligible Nova Scotians have received a third dose.
Since August 1, there have been 1,517 positive COVID-19 cases and seven deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 1,344 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.