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Overview
Vaccination
Demographics
Testing
Potential exposure advisories

Nova Scotia announced six new cases of COVID-19 today (Saturday, June 19).

Four of the new cases are in Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone — three are close contacts of previously reported cases and one is under investigation.

Two of the new cases are in the Western Zone —  one is related to travel and one is under investigation.

There are now 88 known active cases in the province; six people are in hospital with the disease, three of whom are in ICU; 10 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 8.4) since March 28, the last day Nova Scotia had zero new daily cases:

Here is the active caseload since March 28:


Vaccination

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.


Demographics

The active cases across the province are distributed as follows:

Central Zone
• 42 in the Halifax Peninsula/Chebucto Community Health Network
• 6 in the Dartmouth/Southeastern Community Health Network
• 10 in the Bedford/Sackville Community Health Network
• 0 in the Eastern Shore/Musquodoboit Community Health Network
• 0 in the West Hants Community Health Network
• 1 not assigned to a Community Health Network
Total: 59

Eastern Zone
• 18 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: 19

Northern Zone
• 1 in the Colchester/East Hants Community Health Network
• 3 in the Pictou Community Health Network
• 0 in the Cumberland Community Health Network
Total: 4

Western Zone
• 3 in the Annapolis and Kings Community Health Network
• 3 in the Lunenburg & Queens Community Health Network
• 0 in the Yarmouth, Shelburne & Digby Community Health Network
Total: 6


Testing

Pop-up testing at Alderney Library on May 1, 2021. Photo: Lauren Mills

Nova Scotia Health labs completed 4224 PCR tests yesterday. This does not include the antigen tests administered at the rapid-testing pop-up 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:

Saturday
Shubie Park (mobile pop-up event) 12pm to 7pm
Alderney Gate, 9am-5pm
Halifax Central Library, noon-7pm
Halifax Convention Centre, 2-9pm
Centennial Arena, noon-7pm
Spinners Menswear (mobile pop-up event), 329 Charlotte St. Sydney, 2-7pm
Chester Legion, noon-7pm
Sackville Sports Stadium (back entrance) 11am to 6pm

Sunday
Alderney Gate, main entrance 12pm to 7pm
Halifax Central Library, noon-7pm
Halifax Convention Centre, 2-9pm
Centennial Arena, noon-7pm
Spinners Menswear (mobile pop-up event), 329 Charlotte St. Sydney, 2-7pm
Chester Legion, noon-7pm
Sackville Sports Stadium (back entrance) 11am to 6pm

Monday
Centennial Arena 12pm to 7pm

Tuesday 
Centennial Arena 12pm to 7pm
New Minas Fire Hall 12pm to 7pm

Wednesday 
Centennial Arena 12pm to 7pm
New Minas Fire Hall 12pm to 7pm

Thursday
New Minas Fire Hall 12pm to 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.

The following potential COVID exposure advisories were issued last night:

Anyone who worked at or visited the following locations on the specified dates and times should visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access, or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

For the following locations, if you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result, as are the other members of your household.

  • Stubborn Goat Beer Garden – Waterfront (1599 Lower Water St. Halifax) on June 13 between 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 27.
  • Atlantic Superstore (6139 Quinpool Rd., Halifax) on June 13 between 2:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 27.
  • Atlantic Superstore (1057 Barrington St. Halifax) on June 15 between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 29.

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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Suzanne Rent

Suzanne Rent is a writer, editor, and researcher. You can follow her on Twitter @Suzanne_Rent

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