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Overview
Vaccination
Demographics
Testing
Potential exposure advisories

Nova Scotia announced one new cases of COVID-19 today, Thursday, July 29.

The new cases is in Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone — in the Halifax Peninsula/Chebucto Community Health Network — and is related to travel.

There are now 10 known active cases in the province. No one is in hospital with the disease.

As the new daily case count and active caseload graphs are pretty much straight lines at or near zero, I will no longer post them.


Vaccination

Yesterday, 15,403 doses of vaccine were administered. So far, a total of 1,332,960 doses of vaccine have been administered, of which 595,726 were second doses. As of end of day yesterday, 75.9% of the entire population has received at least one dose of vaccine.

Of those eligible to be vaccinate (those 12 years old and older), 86.0% have received at least one dose, while 69.5% have received two doses. That’s a rough estimate on my part, using my best guestimate of population age cohorts.

The following drop-in, no-appointment-necessary vaccination clinics have been scheduled:

• Rath Eastlink Community Centre (Drive-thru)
East side parking lot
625 Abenaki Rd., Truro
Weekdays from 9am-3:30pm

• Dartmouth General Drive-Thru Community Vaccine Clinic
7 Mount Hope Avenue (behind Dartmouth General Hospital)
Open daily from 9am-5pm

A health card number and ID are needed at these sites. The vaccine being administered is Moderna, so only people 18 years old and over can attend.

The vaccination clinics will close on August 15.

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
• 6 in the Halifax Peninsula/Chebucto Community Health Network
• 1 in the Dartmouth/Southeastern Community Health Network
• 1 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 attributed to a Community Health Network
Total: 8

Eastern Zone
• 0 in the Cape Breton Community Health Network
• 0 in the Inverness, Victoria & Richmond Community Health Network
• 2 in the Antigonish & Guysborough Community Health Network
Total: 2

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


Testing

Nova Scotia Health labs completed 2,734 PCR tests yesterday. This does not include the antigen tests administered at the various 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:

Thursday
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Alderney Gate, 10am-2pm
Point Pleasant Park, lower parking lot, noon-6:30pm
Dartmouth Summer Sunshine Concert Series, 6-8pm
Cole Harbour Legion, 11:30am-7pm
Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department, 11:30-7pm
James McConnell Memorial Library (Sydney), 1-5:30pm

Friday
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Centennial Arena, 3-8pm
Dartmouth Summer Sunshine Concert Series, 6-8pm
Cole Harbour Legion, 11:30am-7pm
Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department, 11:30-7pm
James McConnell Memorial Library (Sydney), 1-5:30pm

Saturday
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Centennial Arena, 11:30-7pm
Halifax Busker Festival (Salt Yard Too Stage), noon-7:30pm
Dartmouth Summer Sunshine Concert Series, 6-8pm
Cole Harbour Legion, 11:30am-7pm
St. Margaret’s Bay Legion, 11:30am-7pm

Sunday
St. Andrews United Church (Coburg Rd.) 2-5:30pm
Centennial Arena, 11:30-7pm
Halifax Busker Festival (Salt Yard Too Stage), noon-7:30pm
Dartmouth Summer Sunshine Concert Series, 1:30-3:30pm
Cole Harbour Legion, 11:30am-7pm
St. Margaret’s Bay Legion, 11:30am-7pm

Monday
Centennial Arena, 11:30-7pm
Halifax Busker Festival (Salt Yard Too Stage), noon-7:30pm
Cole Harbour Legion, 11:30am-7pm
St. Margaret’s Bay Legion, 11:30am-7pm

Tuesday
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Cole Harbour Legion, 11:30am-7pm
Kiwanis Graham Grove Park (Public Health Mobile Unit), noon-6:30pm

Wednesday
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Alderney Gate, 10am-2pm
Cole Harbour Legion, 11:30am-7pm
Centennial Arena, 3-8pm

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

There were no 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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