Six new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 6.
Five cases are in Central Zone. One is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person has been self-isolating, as required. Three are close contacts of a previously reported case. One is under investigation.
There is also one case in Eastern Zone. It is a close contact of a previously reported case.
Unrelated to the cases announced today, four new UK variant cases have been identified in the province. All four are in Central Zone. Two are close contacts of previous cases and two are related to international travel. Those four cases are resolved.
At this time, there is no sign of community spread from the variant cases.
This brings the total number of cases of the UK variant in Nova Scotia to 22.
The number of South African variant cases remains at 10.
As of today, Nova Scotia has 36 active cases of COVID-19.
One case that was reported yesterday in Central Zone has been removed from the cumulative count today, as it will be counted in another province.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 975 Nova Scotia tests on April 5.
As of April 5, 116,436 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 29,677 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 316,822 tests. There have been 658 positive COVID-19 cases and one death. One person is in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 621 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 .
Source: Release #notw