Today, March 18, Nova Scotia is reporting a death related to COVID-19. A woman over 80 has died in Central Zone.
“On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I extend my condolences to the family and loved ones of this individual,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “It’s important that we continue to do everything we can to continue to slow the spread of the virus in our province.”
There have now been 66 COVID-related deaths in Nova Scotia.
“My thoughts are with this woman’s family during this difficult time,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “COVID-19 is still in our province and it continues to be very important for all Nova Scotians to be following the public health measures and advice.”
Three new cases of COVID-19 are being reported today.
The cases are in Central Zone. Two of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and the other case is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required.
As of today, Nova Scotia has 17 active cases of COVID-19.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,900 Nova Scotia tests on March 17.
As of March 17, 55,176 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 18,983 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 272,911 tests. There have been 588 positive COVID-19 cases and one death. One person is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 80. There are 570 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 .
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