Two new COVID-19 cases (Jan 8 2021)

As of today, Jan. 8, Nova Scotia has 29 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases are being reported today.

One case is in Eastern Zone and one case is in Central Zone. Both cases are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The people are self-isolating, as required.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,831 Nova Scotia tests on Jan. 7.

There were 558 tests administered between Jan 3 and 7 at the rapid-testing pop-up sites in Halifax.

Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 124,483 tests. There have been 437 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 70. Four hundred and eight cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

As of Jan. 4, restaurants and licensed establishments in areas of Halifax Regional Municipality and Hants County can reopen for dine-in service. They must follow the provincewide restrictions, including ending service by 10 p.m. and closing by 11 p.m. They can continue takeout and delivery service with no restrictions. The Halifax casino and VLTs remain closed.

Post-secondary students returning to Nova Scotia from outside of Atlantic Canada are strongly encouraged to visit to book a COVID-19 test for day 6, 7, or 8 of their 14-day self-isolation period. COVID-19 testing appointments can be booked up to three days in advance.

The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure safety measures and other important actions can continue. The order will take effect at noon Sunday, Jan. 10 and extend to noon Sunday, Jan. 24, unless government terminates or extends it.

Source: Release #notw

New Brunswick: 24 new COVID-19 cases (Jan 7 2021)

Nova Scotia imposing 2-week self isolation for all travelers from New Brunswick