Seven new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 4.
Three cases are in Central Zone. Two are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The other is a close contact of a previously reported case.
Three cases are in Western Zone. All are close contacts of previously reported cases. There is also one case in Eastern Zone related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada.
All cases have been self-isolating, as required.
“On a weekend when many of us are spending time with family and friends, let’s reflect on what this period of time was like last year,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “We have come so far, thanks to the commitment of Nova Scotians who continue to follow the precautions to keep our province safe.”
As of today, Nova Scotia has 34 active cases of COVID-19.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,579 Nova Scotia tests on April 3.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 314,695 tests. There have been 650 positive COVID-19 cases and one death. One person is in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 615 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“While we continue to do well compared to other provinces, the reality is Nova Scotia will continue to see more cases,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “This is why we cannot be complacent about the virus and it is imperative that we continue to respect the public health measures and continue to get tested when recommended.”
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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