Three new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 5.
The three cases are in Central Zone. One is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. One is a close contact of a previously reported case. One is under investigation.
The people have been self-isolating, as required.
“Thanks to the hard work and respectfulness of Nova Scotians, we continue to have low case numbers but the virus is still present in the province and there are high numbers outside our region,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “I’m asking all Nova Scotians to stay the course and continue protecting each other by following public health measures and getting vaccinated when it’s their turn.”
As of today, Nova Scotia has 32 active cases of COVID-19.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,212 Nova Scotia tests on April 4.
As of April 4, 113,471 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 29,532 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 315,907 tests. There have been 653 positive COVID-19 cases and one death. One person is in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 620 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“Along with following all of the public health measures, Nova Scotians should continue to get tested regularly for COVID-19,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia. “Regular testing helps us detect cases early and helps prevent them from spreading.”
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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