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Overview
Vaccination
Demographics
Testing
Potential exposure advisories

Nova Scotia announced one new case of COVID-19 today (Saturday, July 10).

The new case is in Nova Scotia Health’s Western Zone and is related to travel.

There are now 39 known active cases in the province; two people are in hospital with the disease, one of whom is in ICU; one person is 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 2.3) since March 28:

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
• 17 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: 22

Eastern Zone
• 15 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: 16

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


Testing

Nova Scotia Health labs completed 3,227 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:

Saturday
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Richard Murray Design Building, 5257 Morris St (basically, behind the Central Library), 4-8pm
Centennial Arena, 2-8pm
Cape Breton Regional Library, 1-4:30pm
The North Grove (indoors), 6 Primrose St., noon-7pm

Sunday
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

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.

Nova Scotia Health issued the follow potential COVID exposure advisory last night:

Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows and seats should visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

• Air Canada 612 travelling on July 1 from Toronto (4:45 p.m.) to Halifax (7:45 p.m.). Passengers in rows 18-24, seats C, D, E and F. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, July 15.

Please follow the instructions below based on your immunization status:

*If you are FULLY VACCINATED (received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before the exposure date) you are not required to self-isolate as long as you are not experiencing any symptoms of the virus. You are still asked to get tested once and should monitor for symptoms up to 14 days after the exposure date. If symptoms develop you should self-isolate, get re-tested and stay isolated until you receive a negative test result.

*If you are PARTIALLY VACCINATED (received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before the exposure date or more than 21 days if you’re 70 years old or greater):
• If you have completed your required self-isolation upon entry to Nova Scotia for 7 days (until July 8, 2021) and have received 2 negative test results, no further action is required.

*If you are UNVACCINATED (have not received any COVID-19 vaccine, or it has been less than 14 days since your first dose) you are required to:
• Self-isolate for 14 days, until July 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
• Get tested immediately and again between July 13-15, regardless of whether you have symptoms.

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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