Three new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, March 4.
The cases are in Central Zone. Two are close contacts of previously reported cases and the other case is under investigation.
“We continue to see new COVID-19 cases every day. So, it’s very apparent the virus is still in our communities,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “Let’s continue to be vigilant. Let’s keep doing what we have been doing so well to keep the virus under control, such as following our public health measures.”
As of today, March 4, Nova Scotia has 29 active cases of COVID-19.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 6,551 Nova Scotia tests on March 3.
As of March 3, 37,590 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 14,219 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
“I’m pleased to see our efforts to contain the virus continue to work and our case numbers are remaining low,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “We need to continue to be cautious and keep each other safe by adhering to the gathering limits, keeping a consistent social group, washing your hands, staying home if you are feeling unwell and self-isolating if required.”
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 233,511 tests. There have been 560 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. Five people are currently in hospital. Of those, two are in ICU. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 70. There are 531 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 .
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