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There are 14 new cases of COVID-19 announced in Nova Scotia today (Saturday, Nov. 28) — 12 in Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Central Zone and one each in the Western and Northern Zones. There are 125 known active cases in the province. No one is now in the hospital with the disease.
A record 3,644 tests were conducted at the NSHA lab yesterday, and so there was a positivity rate of about 0.4%. Another 670 tests were conducted at the pop-up rapid testing site yesterday at Alderney Library (I was one of them), and three people came up with positive results; those three positive cases are not part of the 14 reported above; they will be sent to the NSHA lab for PCR testing.
Here is the new daily case numbers and 7-day rolling average:
And here is the active caseload since the start of the pandemic:
Public Health hasn’t yet sent out new advisories of potential COVID exposures today, but when it does, I will update the potential advisories map:
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I know Public Heath is overworked but repeated errors in their reporting just seems to imply incompetence. For 2 days they haven’t even updated their data page. Their list of possible exposures is full of duplicates, incorrect addresses, and times that have to be corrected. Their directions are confusing – the 5 person social limit versus 5 visitors allowed limit seem at odds depending on interpretation. And who can forget they alerted airline passengers to seats that didn’t even exist. Public Health had at least 6 months to ramp up but did they? Someone should ask how many contact tracers they have versus how many they need. These are all small errors but make you doubt their competence on the bigger issues.