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Potential exposure advisories

Nova Scotia announced four new cases of COVID-19 today (Sunday, July 11).

The new cases are in Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone; one is related to travel and three are under investigation.

There are now 36 known active cases in the province; two people are in hospital with the disease, one 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 2.4) since March 28:

Here is the active caseload since March 28:


Vaccination data are not provided on weekends.

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
• 16 in the Halifax Peninsula/Chebucto Community Health Network
• 1 in the Dartmouth/Southeastern Community Health Network
• 4 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: 21

Eastern Zone
• 14 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: 15

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
• 0 in the Lunenburg & Queens Community Health Network
• 0 in the Yarmouth, Shelburne & Digby Community Health Network
Total: 0


Nova Scotia Health labs completed 2,483 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:

Alderney Gate, 10am-2pm
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Richard Murray Design Building, 5257 Morris St (basically, behind the Central Library), 4-8pm
The North Grove (indoors), 6 Primrose St., noon-7pm
Mobile pop-up, 205 Herring Cove Rd (outside the Guardian Pharmacy), 11am-4:30pm

Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Centennial Arena, 3-8pm
Bedford Legion, noon-7pm

Centennial Arena, 3-8pm
Bay Landing Restaurant, Lounge and Marina, Prospect Bay, 1-7pm
New Minas Fire Hall (Public Health Mobile Unit), 11am-5:30pm
Mabou Parish Hall (Public Health Mobile Unit), 10:30AM-5:30pm

Centennial Arena, 3-8pm
Mount Uniacke Legion, noon-7pm
Annapolis Royal Fire Hall (Public Health Mobile Unit), 11AM-5:30PM
Judique Community Centre (Public Health Mobile Unit), 10:30am-5pm

Mount Uniacke Legion, 10am-3pm
Cole Harbour Legion, noon-7pm

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 new 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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