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Nova Scotia announced three new cases of COVID-19 today (Sunday, June 27).
Two of the new cases are in Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone; both are close contacts of previously announced cases.
The third new case is in the Eastern Zone; it is under investigation.
There are now 58 known active cases in the province; two people are in hospital with the disease, neither of whom is in ICU; nine people are considered newly recovered today.
The National Microbiology Lab has identified two Delta variant cases in Nova scotia and one Gamma variant case in Nova Scotia. These cases were previously reported.
Here are the daily new case numbers and the seven-day rolling averages (today at 5.1) since March 28:
Here is the daily case count since the start of the pandemic in March 2020:
Here is the active caseload since March 28:
And here is the active caseload for the duration of the pandemic:
Vaccination data are not provided on weekends.
People 12 years old and older can book a vaccination appointment here.
People in rural areas who need transportation to a vaccine clinic should contact Rural Rides, which will get you there and back home for just $5. You need to book the ride 24 hours ahead of time.
The active cases across the province are distributed as follows:
• 39 in the Halifax Peninsula/Chebucto Community Health Network
• 2 in the Dartmouth/Southeastern Community Health Network
• 4 in the Bedford/Sackville Community Health Network
• 0 in the Eastern Shore/Musquodoboit Community Health Network
• 0 in the West Hants Community Health Network
• 2 not assigned to a Community Health Network
• 7 in the Cape Breton Community Health Network
• 1 in the Inverness, Victoria & Richmond Community Health Network
• 0 in the Antigonish & Guysborough Community Health Network
• 0 in the Colchester/East Hants Community Health Network
• 0 in the Pictou Community Health Network
• 0 in the Cumberland Community Health Network
• 2 in the Annapolis and Kings Community Health Network
• 1 in the Lunenburg & Queens Community Health Network
• 0 in the Yarmouth, Shelburne & Digby Community Health Network
Nova Scotia Health labs completed 3,150 PCR tests yesterday. This does not include the antigen tests at the various pop-up testing sites.
You do not need a health card to get tested.
Pop-up testing (antigen testing) is for asymptomatic people over 16 who have not been to the potential COVID exposure sites (see map below); results usually within 20 minutes. Pop-up testing has been scheduled for the following sites:
Findlay Community Centre, noon-7pm
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Sackville Sports Stadium, 11am-3pm
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Beaver Bank Kinsac Community Centre, noon-7pm
Hammonds Plains Community Centre, noon-7pm
You can also get PCR testing at the Nova Scotia Health labs by going here. Appointments can be made for the IWK, or for various locations in each of the health zones (appointments may not be available at each site).
Potential exposure advisories
Public Health only issues potential exposure advisories when they think they may not have been able to contact all close contacts at that locale. The large majority of potential exposure sites never make it onto a public advisory.
Nova Scotia Health issued the following potential COVID exposure advisory last night:
Anyone who worked at or visited the following location on the specified date and time should visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access, or if you have other symptoms that concern you.
Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, any passengers who were on the following transit routes for at least 15 minutes on the named dates and times are required to self-isolate while waiting for their test result. If you get a negative result, you do not need to keep self-isolating, however, you are asked to get retested 6-8 days and 12-14 days after this exposure. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.
- Halifax Transit Route #135 (Flamingo Express) which runs from Mount Saint Vincent University to Robie and University on June 23 between 7:45 and 8 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, July 7.
- Halifax Transit Route #135 (Flamingo Express) which runs from Robie and University to Mount Saint Vincent University on June 23 between 4. and 4:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, July 7.
- Halifax Transit Route #135 (Flamingo Express) which runs from Mount Saint Vincent University to Robie and University on June 24 between 7:45 and 8 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, July 8.
- Halifax Transit Route #135 (Flamingo Express) which runs from Robie and University to Mount Saint Vincent University on June 24 between 4 and 4:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, July 8.
We’ve collected all the active advisories for potential COVID exposures on bus routes and flights here.
The updated potential COVID exposure advisory map is below; you can zoom in and click on the coronavirus icons to get information about each site.
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