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Two new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Nova Scotia today (Thursday, Feb. 18).
One of the new cases is in Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone — it is the case that was announced last night that is connected to Beaver Bank-Monarch Drive Elementary School and is a close contact of a previously announced case. The second case is in the Western Zone and is under investigation.
There are now 13 known active cases in the province. One person remains in hospital with the disease, and that person is in ICU.
The active cases are distributed as follows:
• 3 in the Halifax Peninsula / Chebucto Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 2 in the Dartmouth/ Southeastern Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 3 in the Bedford/Sackville Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 1 in the Colchester/ East Hants Community Health Network in the Northern Zone
• 1 in the Inverness, Victoria, and Richmond Community Health Network in the Eastern Zone
• 2 in the Annapolis and Kings Community Health Network in the Western Zone
• 1 in the Yarmouth, Shelburne, and Digby Community Health Network in the Western Zone
Nova Scotia Health labs conducted 1,547 tests yesterday.
As of end of day yesterday, 25,032 doses of vaccine have been administered — 15,520 first doses and 9,782 second doses.
Here are the new daily cases and seven-day rolling average (today at 1.7) since the start of the second wave (Oct. 1):
And here is the active caseload for the second wave:
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