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Potential exposure advisories

Nova Scotia has announced 29 new cases of COVID-19 over four days — Friday through Monday.

Seven of the cases are from Friday; 11 from Saturday; seven from Sunday; and four from Monday.

Of the new cases:
• 15 are in Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone — nine related to travel, three close contacts of previously reported cases, and three under investigation.
• 6 Western Zone — four travel, two close contacts
• 6 Northern Zone — two travel, three close contacts, one under investigation
• 2 Eastern Zone — both travel

There are now 58 known active cases in the province. Two people are in hospital with the disease, but neither in ICU. Twenty-six people are considered newly recovered, which means they are no longer contagious and not necessarily that they aren’t sick.


Over the four-day period, 3,013 doses of vaccine were administered — 1,810 second doses and 1,203 first doses. A total of 1,454,814 doses of vaccine have been administered, of which 695,524 were second doses. As of end of day yesterday, 78.2% of the entire population have received at least one dose of vaccine, and 71.6% have received two doses.

However, the approximately 8,000 military personnel stationed in Nova Scotia were vaccinated through the military’s vaccination program and are not included in the above percentages; if they are included, then the double-dosed percentage increases to 72.4% of the entire population.

People 12 years old and older can also book a vaccination appointment here.

People in rural areas who need transportation to a vaccination appointment 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.


Of the 29 latest cases:
• 7 are people 19 years old or younger;
• 8 are aged 20-39;
• 4 are aged 40-59; 6 are aged 60-79;
• 1 is 80 or older.

I asked many weeks ago if they could separate 0-11 (unvaccinated) and 12-19 (highly vaccinated), but it appears that isn’t going to happen.

The active cases across the province are distributed as follows:

Central Zone
• 22 in the Halifax Peninsula/Chebucto Community Health Network
• 8 in the Dartmouth/Southeastern Community Health Network
• 4 in the Bedford/Sackville Community Health Network
• 2 in the Eastern Shore/Musquodoboit Community Health Network
• 1 in the West Hants Community Health Network
Total: 37

Eastern Zone
• 2 in the Cape Breton Community Health Network
• 0 in the Inverness, Victoria & Richmond Community Health Network
• 0 in the Antigonish & Guysborough Community Health Network
Total: 2

Northern Zone
• 7 in the Colchester/East Hants Community Health Network
• 0 in the Pictou Community Health Network
• 2 in the Cumberland Community Health Network
Total: 9

Western Zone
• 10 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: 10


Nova Scotia Health labs completed 3,523 PCR tests on Friday; 2,252 on Saturday; 2,511 on Sunday; and 2,327 on Monday. This does not include the antigen tests administered by the pop-up testing sties, or those conducted at home.

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:

Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm

Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Alderney Gate, 10am-2pm

Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Alderney Gate, 10am-2pm

Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Dartmouth Summer Sunshine Series, 5:30-7:30pm

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

Nova Scotia Health issued several potential COVID exposure advisories over the weekend.

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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