Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran. Photo by Ashkan Forouzani on Unsplash

Five new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Nova Scotia today (Thursday, April 8).

Three of the new cases are in Nova Scotia’s Health Central Zone, and the other two are in the Eastern Zone. All five cases are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada.

All five cases are men. Four are aged 20-19, and one is aged 40-59.

There are now 40 known active cases in the province. One person is in hospital with the disease, but not in ICU.

The active cases are distributed as follows:

• 12 in the Halifax Peninsula/Chebucto Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 4 in the Dartmouth/Southeastern Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 2 in the Bedford/Sackville Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 1 in the Eastern Shore/Musquodoboit Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 1 in the Colchester/East Hants Community Health Network in the Northern Zone
• 3 in the Cape Breton Community Health Network in the Eastern Zone
• 1 in the Antigonish & Guysborough Community Health Network in the Eastern Zone
• 2 in the Inverness, Victoria, and Richmond Community Health Network in the Eastern Zone
• 6 in the Annapolis and Kings Community Health Network in the Western Zone
• 5 in the Lunenburg & Queens Community Health Network in the Western Zone
• 1 in the Yarmouth, Shelburne & Digby Community Health Network in the Western Zone

Two cases are not assigned to a Community Health Network, but they are in the Central Zone

Nova Scotia Health labs completed 2,020 tests yesterday.

Pop-up testing has been scheduled for:

Saturday: North Dartmouth Community Centre, 10:30am-5:30pm
Sunday: North Dartmouth Community Centre, 1pm-5:30pm

You can also get tested at the Nova Scotia Health labs by going here.

Yesterday, 6,643 doses of vaccine were administered. So far, a total of 129,809 doses have been administered — 99,409 first doses and 30,400 second doses.

People who are 70 or over can book a vaccine appointment here. And people 55-64 can book appointments to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Here are the new daily cases and seven-day rolling average (today at 5.1) since the start of the second wave (Oct. 1):

And here is the active caseload for the second wave:

Here is the updated potential COVID exposure advisory map:


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