Nova Scotia today announced 31 new cases of COVID-19 today, Thursday, October 28.
By Nova Scotia Health zones, the new cases are distributed as:
• 17 Central Zone
• 3 Eastern Sone
• 3 Northern Zone
• 8 Western Zone
There are now 171 known active cases in the province. Ten people are in hospital with the disease, one of whom is in ICU. Five people are considered newly recovered, which means they are no longer contagious and not necessarily that they aren’t sick.
Yesterday, 2,483 doses of vaccine were administered — 726 first doses, 1,342 second doses, and 415 third doses.
At the end of the day yesterday, 83.2% of the entire population (including young children) have received at least one dose of vaccine, 78.2% have received at least two doses.
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.
By age cohort, today’s cases break down as:
• 16 are aged 0-11
• 0 are aged 12-19
• 8 are aged 20-39
• 4 are aged 40-59
• 2 are aged 60-79
• 0 are aged 80 or older
There is one case missing from that breakdown.
The active cases across the province are distributed as follows:
• 40 in the Halifax Peninsula/Chebucto Community Health Network
• 28 in the Dartmouth/Southeastern Community Health Network
• 27 in the Bedford/Sackville Community Health Network
• 1 in the Eastern Shore/Musquodoboit Community Health Network
• 1 in the West Hants Community Health Network
• 5 not assigned to a Community Health Network
• 5 in the Cape Breton Community Health Network
• 0 in the Inverness, Victoria & Richmond Community Health Network
• 0 in the Antigonish & Guysborough Community Health Network
• 2 in the Colchester/East Hants Community Health Network
• 3 in the Pictou Community Health Network
• 30 in the Cumberland Community Health Network
• 29 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
Nova Scotia Health labs completed 2,853 PCR tests yesterday. This does not include the antigen tests administered at the 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 —
Kentville Lions Club, 10am-5pm
Kentville Lions Club, 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
Nova Scotia Health issued several potential COVID exposure advisories yesterday, and one new school-connected case.
We’ve collected all the active advisories for potential COVID exposures on bus routes and flights here. I’ll be adding schools to the map tonight.
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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