Six new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, March 6.
One case is in Eastern Zone and is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required.
One case is in Northern Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.
Four cases are in Central Zone. One is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required. The other three cases are close contacts of previously reported cases.
“The case count is a little higher today but it’s good to see that none of the new cases are from unknown sources,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “These numbers reinforce the importance of being tested and continuing adherence to public health guidelines.”
As of today, Nova Scotia has 29 active cases of COVID-19.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 4,404 Nova Scotia tests on March 5.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 243,504 tests. There have been 568 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. Two people are currently in hospital. Of those, one is in ICU. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 80. There are 539 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“When you follow the public health measures you are preventing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping yourself and your community safe,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Now is not the time to let our guard down. Continue to wash your hands, wear a mask, keep physical distance, stay home when you’re sick, isolate when required, and get tested regularly.”
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 .