Two new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, March 31.
One case is in Central Zone and the other case is in Western Zone. Both cases are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The people are self-isolating, as required.
Unrelated to the cases announced today, one new UK variant case has been identified in Central Zone. The case is related to international travel.
At this time, there is no sign of community spread from the variant case.
This brings the total number of cases of the UK variant in Nova Scotia to 18. The number of South African variant cases remains at 10.
“Passover, Easter and Ramadan are times to celebrate and gather with loved ones,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “As we work to contain the virus, let’s keep our gatherings small and continue to follow the public health protocols that are in place to keep our communities safe.”
As of today, Nova Scotia has 23 active cases of COVID-19.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 4,446 Nova Scotia tests on March 30.
As of March 30, 100,832 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 26,599 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 303,341 tests. There have been 627 positive COVID-19 cases and one death. One person is in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 603 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“As we approach a holiday weekend, I want to remind Nova Scotians of the importance of celebrating safely,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Do your part by following the gathering limits, keeping a consistent social group, staying home if you are feeling unwell, washing your hands and self-isolating if required.”
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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