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Potential exposure advisories

Nova Scotia announced three new cases of COVID-19 today (Sunday, July 18).

All three cases are in Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone; two are close contacts of previously announced cases and the third is under investigation.

There are now eight known active cases in the province; two people are in hospital with the disease, one of whom is in ICU.

Here are the daily new case numbers and the seven-day rolling averages (today at 0.8) since March 28:

Here is the active caseload since March 28:


Vaccination data are not provided on weekends.

The following drop-in, no-appointment-necessary vaccination clinics have been scheduled:

• Cape Breton University Community Vaccine Clinic, Canada Games Complex
1250 Grand Lake Rd., Sydney
Sunday, July 18 from 9am to 5pm

• St. Francis Xavier University
MacKay Room, Bloomfield Centre, 5555 Union Pl. 3rd Floor, Antigonish
Sunday, July 18 from 9am to 5pm

• Rath Eastlink Community Centre (Drive-thru)
East side parking lot
625 Abenaki Rd., Truro
Beginning Monday, July 19 and running week days from 9am to 3:30pm

• Bayers Lake Community Vaccine Clinic
41 Washmill Lake Rd., Halifax
(Located in the former Brick building next to Old Navy)
Daily from 9am to 6pm until Tuesday, July 20

• Dartmouth Community Vaccine Clinic
39 Mic Mac Blvd., Dartmouth
(Next to Chapters in the Mic Mac Mall parking lot)
Daily from 9am to 6pm until Sunday, July 18

• Berwick Fire Hall
300 Commercial St., Berwick
Monday to Friday starting July 16 and ending July 23 from 10am to 5:30pm

A health card number and ID are needed at these sites. The vaccine being administered is Moderna, so only people 18 years old and over can attend.

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
• 5 in the Halifax Peninsula/Chebucto Community Health Network
• 0 in the Dartmouth/Southeastern Community Health Network
• 0 in the Bedford/Sackville Community Health Network
• 0 in the Eastern Shore/Musquodoboit Community Health Network
• 0 in the West Hants Community Health Network
Total: 5

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
• 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
• 0 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
Total: 1


Nova Scotia Health labs completed 2,732 PCR tests yesterday. This does not include the antigen tests administered 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:

Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
St. Andrew’s United Church (Coburg Road) 2-5:30pm
Alderney Gate, 10am-2pm
Cole Harbour Place, noon-7pm
Bedford Commons Plaza (outdoors), 11am-3pm
Bedford-Hammonds Plains Community Centre (Innovation Drive), noon-7pm

Cole Harbour Legion, noon-7pm
Centennial Arena, 3-8pm

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.

There are currently no active potential COVID exposure advisories on bus routes or flights.

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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