Two new COVID-19 cases (Jul 2 2021)

Today, July 2, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and five recoveries.

One case is in Central Zone and is under investigation. 
The other case is in Eastern Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.

There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

“I’m pleased to see that we have another day with low case numbers,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “Nova Scotians have worked so hard to get us where we are today. While the case numbers are promising, please don’t become complacent. Follow the public health measures, get tested and get vaccinated if you haven’t already.”

There have been 4,151 cases from March 15 to June 30, 2021. Of those:
— 26 (0.6 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 223 (5.4 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 3,902 (94 per cent) were unvaccinated

There were 252 people hospitalized. Of those:
— 2 (0.8 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 27 (10.7 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 223 (88.5 per cent) were unvaccinated

Twenty-six people died. Of those:
— 1 (3.8 per cent) was fully vaccinated
— 3 (11.5 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 22 (84.6 per cent) were unvaccinated

As of today, Nova Scotia has 47 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, three people are in hospital COVID-19 units. 

On July 1, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,936 tests.

There were 7,007 tests administered between June 25 and July 1 at the rapid-testing pop-up sites in Halifax, Hammonds Plains, Sackville, Dartmouth, Big Tancook Island and Sydney.

As of July 1, 961,653 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 253,331 Nova Scotians have received their second dose. 

“The majority of our cases are among people who have not yet received the vaccine or who got COVID-19 before the vaccine had taken effect,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “This is an important reminder of the role vaccines play in our reopening plan. Ensuring everyone has access to the vaccine and gets both doses will help limit the spread of the virus, which will allow us to further ease restrictions in the future.” 

Since April 1, there have been 4,100 positive COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 4,027 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

Source: Release #notw

Four new COVID-19 cases (Jul 1 2021)

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