Today, July 8, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and two recoveries.
The cases are in Eastern Zone. One is a close contact of a previously reported case and the other is under investigation.
All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.
“Asymptomatic testing will be an important part of our COVID-19 routine this summer,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “Our province continues to be a leader in asymptomatic testing, which is key to detecting cases early and preventing the spread of the virus.”
As of today, Nova Scotia has 39 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, two people are in hospital COVID-19 units, including one in ICU.
On July 7, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 3,315 tests.
As of July 7, 1,062,418 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 348,034 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
“Nova Scotians can schedule their second-dose appointment 28 days after they received their first dose,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “The sooner you are fully vaccinated, the better. Vaccine appointments are continuously being added to the website. Do your part and book the first available appointment.”
Since April 1, there have been 4,122 positive COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 4,057 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
Nova Scotians with or without symptoms can book a test at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en for primary assessment centres across the province. Those with no symptoms are encouraged to use one of the primary assessment centres with drop-in testing, pop-up sites, or public health mobile units if they want to be tested.
More information on testing can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is advised to self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test.
Anyone advised by public health that they were a close contact needs to complete a full 14-day quarantine, regardless of test results, unless they are fully vaccinated. If they are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before the exposure date, they do not need to self-isolate as long as they are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. They should still get tested and should monitor for symptoms up to 14 days after the exposure date. If symptoms develop, they should get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative test result.
Source: Release #notw