Two new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, March 5.
The cases are in Central Zone. One is a close contact of a previously reported case and the other case is under investigation.
As of today, Nova Scotia has 31 active cases of COVID-19.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 5,589 Nova Scotia tests on March 4.
As of March 4, 38,676 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 14,395 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 239,100 tests. There have been 562 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. Three people are currently in hospital. Of those, one is in ICU. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 70. There are 531 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
There were 5,618 tests administered between Feb. 26 and March 2 at the rapid-testing pop-up sites in Eastern Passage, Halifax and Spryfield.
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 .
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, Mar. 7 and extend to noon Sunday, Mar. 21, unless government terminates or extends it.