Two new COVID-19 cases (Feb 19 2021)

As of today, Feb. 19, Nova Scotia has 15 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases are being reported today.

One case is in Eastern Zone and is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required.

The other case is in Central Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.

The public health mobile units will be at the Beaver Bank Kinsac Community Centre, 1583 Beaver Bank Rd. in Halifax Regional Municipality today, Feb. 19, to work closely with the families and staff of the Beaver Bank-Monarch Drive Elementary School after a case connected to the school was reported this week. On Saturday, Feb. 20 from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., they will be conducting community-based testing. Anyone can drop in or book an appointment online.

Nova Scotia Health Authority recently issued an exposure notification for the New Minas area. Anyone who was in those areas is being encouraged to book an appointment for a COVID-19 test.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,700 Nova Scotia tests on Feb. 18.

There were 645 tests administered on Feb.13 and 14 at the rapid-testing pop-up sites in Halifax, Kentville and Digby.

As of Feb. 17, 25,032 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 9,782 Nova Scotians have received their second dose. Immunization data as of Feb. 18 was not available at the time of today’s reporting. It will be updated on the COVID-19 dashboard once available.

Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 187,384 tests. There have been 515 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. One person is currently in hospital, in ICU. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 70. Five hundred cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

Source: Release #notw

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