As of today, Feb. 21, Nova Scotia has 19 active cases of COVID-19. One new case is being reported today.
The case is in Eastern Zone and is related to travel outside the province. The person is self-isolating as required.
“Nova Scotians can be proud of the work they’re doing to keep our case numbers low,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Getting a COVID test even when you don’t have symptoms is one of the tools we have to slow the spread of the virus, and I’m pleased to see Nova Scotians are stepping up to get tested and following all the public health protocols.”
Public health mobile units will be at the Beaver Bank Kinsac Community Centre, 1583 Beaver Bank Road in Halifax Regional Municipality today, Feb. 21 until 6 p.m. to conduct community-based testing.
Pop-up rapid COVID-19 testing will also be taking place at the New Minas Fire Department, 6 Jones Road today, Feb. 21 until 5:30 p.m.
Anyone can drop in or book an appointment online.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,698 Nova Scotia tests on Feb. 20.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 191,344 tests. There have been 520 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. One person is currently in hospital, in ICU. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 70. Five hundred and one cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“I want to thank anyone who went out and got tested this weekend,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “When you get a COVID-19 test, you are making a difference. You are protecting your loved ones, your community and preventing the spread of COVID-19.”