Two new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, March 20.
The cases are in Central Zone. One of the cases is a close contact of a previously reported case. The other case is under investigation.
“Today is the first day of spring, case numbers continue to stay low and the remaining restrictions in parts of HRM and surrounding communities were lifted this morning. However, that does not mean we can let our guard down,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “Let’s continue following public health protocols – washing our hands, wearing masks and keeping physical distance.”
As of today, Nova Scotia has 17 active cases of COVID-19.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,000 Nova Scotia tests on March 19.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 277,460 tests. There have been 593 positive COVID-19 cases and one death. No one is in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 80. There are 575 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“Nova Scotians have worked very hard to be in the position we are in and it has not been easy. Your collective efforts continue to make our province one of the safest places in North America,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “However, we know that things can change quickly. If you are eligible to get the vaccine and do not have an appointment yet, I encourage you to make one.”
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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