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Potential exposure advisories

Nova Scotia announced one new case of COVID-19 today (Tuesday, June 29).

The case is in Nova Scotia Health’s Eastern Zone; it is a close contact with a previously announced case.

There are now 51 known active cases in the province; two people are in hospital with the disease, neither of whom is in ICU; seven people are considered newly recovered today.

Click here to see Nova Scotia’s reopening plan.

Here are the daily new case numbers and the seven-day rolling averages (today at 5.4) 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:


Yesterday, 22,030 doses of vaccine were administered; this is a single-day record for vaccination in Nova Scotia. A total of 898,247 doses of vaccine have been administered, 193,200 of which were second doses. So far, 72.6% of the population has received at least one dose of vaccine.

The chart above shows the percentage of each age cohort that has received one (green) and two (blue) doses of vaccine. The 85% line reflects the percentage of all people eligible to be vaccinated (those who are 12 years old and older) in order to get to 75% of the entire population (including 11-year-olds and younger) vaccinated, which is considered the threshold that needs to be crossed to get to herd immunity.

Starting today, the vaccination clinic at the Halifax Convention Centre will provide walk-in vaccination without appointments for people to receive their first dose of vaccine. That vaccination clinic uses the Moderna vaccine. Hours are noon-8pm, every day except Sunday.

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:

Central Zone
• 33 in the Halifax Peninsula/Chebucto Community Health Network
• 2 in the Dartmouth/Southeastern Community Health Network
• 3 in the Bedford/Sackville Community Health Network
• 0 in the Eastern Shore/Musquodoboit Community Health Network
• 0 in the West Hants Community Health Network
• 1 not assigned to a Community Health Network
Total: 39

Eastern Zone
• 9 in the Cape Breton Community Health Network
• 1 in the Inverness, Victoria & Richmond Community Health Network
• 0 in the Antigonish & Guysborough Community Health Network
Total: 10

Northern Zone
• 0 in the Colchester/East Hants Community Health Network
• 0 in the Pictou Community Health Network
• 0 in the Cumberland Community Health Network
Total: 0

Western Zone
• 2 in the Annapolis and Kings Community Health Network
• 0 in the Lunenburg & Queens Community Health Network
• 0 in the Yarmouth, Shelburne & Digby Community Health Network
Total: 3


Nova Scotia Health labs completed 2,399 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:

Alderney Landing, noon-7pm
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Hammonds Plains Community Centre, noon-7pm
Beaver Bank Kinsac Community Centre, noon-7pm
Hammonds Plains Community Centre, noon-7pm
Fisherman’s Cove, Eastern Passage (Public Health Mobile Unit), 9:30am-5pm
Open Hearth Park, Sydney (Public Health Mobile Unit), 10am-6pm

Beaver Bank Kinsac Community Centre, noon-7pm
Hammonds Plains Community Centre, noon-7pm
Whitney Pier Legion (Public Health Mobile Unit), 9:30am-5:30pm

You can volunteer to work at the pop-up testing sites here or here. No medical experience is necessary.

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.

There were no potential COVID exposure advisories issued yesterday.

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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