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Three new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Nova Scotia today (Tuesday, Feb. 16).

Two of the new cases are in Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone and the third is in the Western Zone; all are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada.

There are now 12 known active cases in the province. One person remains in hospital with the disease, and that person is in ICU.

The active cases are distributed as follows:

• 7 in the Halifax Peninsula / Chebucto Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 1 in the Dartmouth/ Southeastern Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 1 in the Colchester/ East Hants Community Health Network in the Northern Zone
• 1 in the Inverness, Victoria, and Richmond Community Health Network in the Eastern Zone
• 1 in the Annapolis and Kings Community Health Network in the Western Zone
• 1 in the Yarmouth, Shelburne, and Digby Community Health Network in the Western Zone

Nova Scotia Health labs conducted 1,381 tests yesterday.

As of end of day yesterday, 23,140 doses of vaccine have been administered; of those, 8,225 were second doses. Very roughly, about 1.5% of the population have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Here are the new daily cases and seven-day rolling average (today at 1.4) since the start of the second wave (Oct. 1):

And here is the active caseload for the second wave:


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Tim Bousquet

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