Tim Bousquet receives his first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse Natalie White at a clinic at Dalhousie University in Halifax on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. — Photo: Zane Woodford Credit: Zane Woodford

Two new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Nova Scotia today (Wednesday, April 14).

Both cases are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. One of the cases is in Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone, and the other is in the Eastern Zone.

One of the new cases is a woman or girl 19 or younger. The other is a man aged 40-59.

There are now 42 known active cases in the province. Three people are in hospital with the disease, but not in ICU.

The active cases are distributed as follows:

• 16 in the Halifax Peninsula/Chebucto Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 4 in the Dartmouth/Southeastern Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 4 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 Pictou Community Health Network in the Northern Zone
• 6 in the Cape Breton Community Health Network in the Eastern Zone
• 7 in the Annapolis and Kings Community Health Network in the Western Zone
• 1 in the Lunenburg & Queens Community Health Network in the Western Zone

Two cases are not assigned to a Community Health Network, but they are in the Central Zone.

Nova Scotia Health labs completed 2,154 tests yesterday.

Pop-up testing has been scheduled for the following sites:

Friday: St Andrew’s Community Centre (Bayers Rd./3380 Barnstead Ln.), 10am-5pm
Sunday: St Andrew’s Church (Coburg St.) 1pm-5:30pm
Monday: St Andrew’s Church (Coburg St.) 10am-5:30pm

But you can also get tested at the Nova Scotia Health labs by going here.

Yesterday, 12,261 doses of vaccine were administered. This is the daily target that had been aimed for by late April. It’s very, very good progress. So far, a total of 169,851 doses of vaccine have been administered — 138,268 first doses and 31,583 second doses.

I received my first dose of AstraZeneca today, as pictured above.

People who are 65 or over can book a vaccine appointment here. And people 55-64 can book appointments to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Here are the new daily cases and seven-day rolling average (today at 4.9) since the start of the second wave (Oct. 1):

And here is the active caseload for the second wave:

Here is the updated potential COVID exposure advisory map:

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  1. Can someone ask the government why, when they said the age group 65 to 69 would take weeks there was loads of empty appointment downtown Halifax at pharmacies and the IWK. These appointments are going unfilled.

    1. Could have something to do with an apparent glitch in the computer system that has delivered NO MATCH FOUND IN CLIENT REGISTRY to multitudes of folks (from that age group) who’ve recently attempted to book appointments online. I’m telling you what I know first-hand. I never received a response to my complaint about the problem. Don’t know if it has been resolved. I finally booked an appointment (after an hour-long wait on the phone) with a very affable person who told me he’d been “overriding/overwriting” the computer technical glitch ALL DAY LONG by taking info from folks (such as myself) and inputting same in his computer (wherever that might have been).
      He advised me to make sure that I took another form of ID (in addition to my Health Card) to my appointment, “just in case” …