Seven new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 12.
The cases are in Central Zone. Five cases are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The people are self-isolating, as required. The other two cases are close contacts of previously reported cases.
“Today’s numbers are a reminder of the importance of being tested and continuing to adhere to the public health protocols,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “By doing so we are limiting the spread of COVID-19 and keeping ourselves and our community safe.”
As of today, Nova Scotia has 46 active cases of COVID-19.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,984 Nova Scotia tests on April 11.
As of April 11, 150,123 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 31,119 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 329,789 tests. There have been 686 positive COVID-19 cases and one death. Three people are in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 639 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“Although the number of new cases remains in the single digits, we cannot become complacent,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “We must continue to follow the public health measures – wear a mask, limit social contacts, practise social distancing, adhere to the gathering limit, stay home if you feel unwell and wash your hands.”
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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