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Potential exposure advisories

Nova Scotia announced no new cases of COVID-19 today (Monday, June 21).

There are now 79 known active cases in the province; three people are in hospital with the disease, one of whom is in ICU; four 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 6.4) since March 28, the last previous day Nova Scotia had zero new daily cases:

The mountain shaped graph of new daily cases in jagged green and blue lines.

Here is the daily case count since the start of the pandemic in March 2020:

A graph of the three waves since the start of the pandemic.

Here is the active caseload since March 28:

The giant blue Everest shaped graph of active cases.

And here is the active caseload for the duration of the pandemic:

A graph of the three blue waves of the pandemic.


A pie chart showing the large blue vaccinated section, the much smaller green second dose section, and the grey unvaccinated section.

Over the course of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 40,894 doses of vaccine were administered, reflecting a good supply of vaccine coming into Nova Scotia. A total of 775,902 doses have been administered; of those, 84,854 were second doses. As of end of day yesterday, 71.1% of the entire population has received at least one dose of vaccine.

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
• 40 in the Halifax Peninsula/Chebucto Community Health Network
• 4 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: 55

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
• 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
• 2 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: 5


A photo of three volunteers at a pop up testing site. A man and a woman are still wearing their outdoor coats, hats, and masks, and a young man has taken his jacket off and is wearing a mask. They are pointing at a sign that says Thanks for getting tested.
Volunteers at one of the pop-up testing sites. Photo: Lisa Barrett

Nova Scotia Health labs completed 2,580 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:

Alderney Gate, noon-7pm
Halifax Central Library, noon-7pm
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Centennial Arena, noon-7pm

Alderney Gate, noon-7pm
Halifax Central Library, noon-7pm
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Centennial Arena, noon-7pm
New Minas Fire Hall, 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.

No new COVID exposure advisories have been issued.

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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  1. There is an error in the amount of 2nd doses. I think it should be closer to 86000. Keep up the good work.

    1. Thanks, just a transcription error on my part. It’s fixed: 84,854 second doses.