Three new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 15.
Two cases are in Eastern Zone and the other case is in Western Zone. All are confirmed UK variant cases. The people are not in Nova Scotia, but since they are Nova Scotia residents, they are included in the cumulative provincial data. These cases have no known close contacts in Nova Scotia.
This brings the total number of cases of the UK variant in Nova Scotia to 44. The number of South African variant cases remains at 10.
“Today the restrictions on the New Brunswick border have been reinstated,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “Our strong adherence to public health protocols has helped us limit the spread of the virus and it is important that we remain diligent to keep our communities safe.”
As of today, Nova Scotia has 42 active cases of COVID-19.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,770 Nova Scotia tests on April 14.
As of April 14, 182,867 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 31,998 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 336,823 tests. There have been 697 positive COVID-19 cases and one death. Four people are in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 654 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“By following the public health measures and making testing part of our regular COVID-19 prevention measures we are working to limit the spread of the virus and protect our loved ones,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “It’s very important to wear a mask, wash your hands, maintain physical distance, adhere to the gathering limits and stay home if you are feeling unwell.”
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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