One new COVID-19 case (Jul 9 2021)

Today, July 9, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and one recovery.

The case is in Central Zone and is related to travel. 

All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

“I’m happy to see that we have another day with low case numbers,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “Nova Scotians have worked so hard to get us where we are today. But please don’t become complacent. It’s important we continue to follow public health guidance to ensure we all have a great summer here in our province.”

There have been 4,176 cases from March 15 to July 6, 2021. Of those:
— 27 (0.6 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 225 (5.4 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 3924 (94 per cent) were unvaccinated

There were 253 people hospitalized. Of those:
— 2 (0.8 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 27 (10.7 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 224 (88.5 per cent) were unvaccinated

Twenty-six people died. Of those:
— 1 (3.8 per cent) was fully vaccinated
— 3 (11.5 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 22 (84.6 per cent) were unvaccinated

As of today, Nova Scotia has 39 active cases of COVID-19.  Of those, two people are in hospital COVID-19 units, including one in ICU. 

On July 8, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,770 tests.

There were 5,044 tests administered between July 2 and 8 at the rapid-testing pop-up sites in Halifax, Dartmouth, Sydney, Bedford and Shubenacadie.

As of July 8, 1,085,267 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 369,412 Nova Scotians have received their second dose. 

“As we open up to the rest of Canada and start expanding our social circles, it’s important to remember that COVID-19 is still among us,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “I encourage all Nova Scotians to get both doses of your vaccine as soon as you can, get tested regularly, continue to keep a physical distance and wear a mask. Doing this will help limit the spread of the virus and allow us to move forward with our reopening plan to have a more normal summer.”

Since April 1, there have been 4,123 positive COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 4,058 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure safety measures and other important actions can continue. The order will take effect at noon, Sunday, July 11, and extend to noon, Sunday, July 25, unless government terminates or extends it.

Source: Release #notw

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