Two new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 7.
The two cases are in Central Zone. One is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person has been self-isolating, as required. The other is a close contact of a previously reported case.
“Overall, our numbers are low because Nova Scotians are doing their part to follow public health measures,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “Continuing the core measures of physical distancing, masking, getting together in small and consistent groups, and getting tested is how we will keep our case numbers low, especially as we open up more and welcome Atlantic Canadian visitors to Nova Scotia.”
As of today, Nova Scotia has 37 active cases of COVID-19.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,989 Nova Scotia tests on April 6.
As of April 6, 123,166 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 30,069 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 318,871 tests. There have been 660 positive COVID-19 cases and one death. One person is in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 622 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“Low case numbers are a promising sign, but it does not mean we can become complacent,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “We need to be mindful of what’s happening in other provinces and know that the situation in Nova Scotia could change quickly if we let our guard down.”
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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