Seven new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Nova Scotia today (Sunday, April 4).
Three of the cases are in Nova Scotia’s Health Central Zone — two are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada and the other is a close contact of a previously reported case.
Three of the cases are in the Western Zone, and all are close contacts of previously reported cases.
And one case is in the Eastern Zone and is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada.
Of the new cases, two are aged 20-39 (one man and one woman); four are aged 40-59 (two men and two women); and one man is aged 60-79.
There are 34 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:
• 10 in the Halifax Peninsula/Chebucto Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 2 in the Dartmouth/Southeastern Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 1 in the Bedford/Sackville Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 2 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
• 1 in the Cape Breton Community Health Network in the Eastern Zone
• 2 in the Inverness, Victoria, and Richmond Community Health Network in the Eastern Zone
• 5 in the Annapolis and Kings Community Health Network in the Western Zone
• 6 in the Lunenburg & Queens Community Health Network in the Western Zone
• 1 in the Yarmouth, Shelburne & Digby Community Health Network in the Western Zone
Three cases are not assigned to a Community Health Network.
Nova Scotia Health labs completed 1,579 tests yesterday.
Pop-up testing has been scheduled for:
Saturday: Tuesday: Eastern Shore Community Centre, 11am-6:30pm
Wednesday: Eastern Shore Community Centre, 9am-4:30pm
You can also get tested at the Nova Scotia Health labs by going here.
Vaccination numbers are not provided on weekends.
People who are 70 or over can book a vaccine appointment here. And starting Tuesday, people 55-64 can book appointments to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Here are the new daily cases and seven-day rolling average (today at 4.0) 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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Regarding ambulance service – Paramedics are essentially tied to a waiting pole at emergency until patient is attended to. That’s TWO Paramedics per transported patient for up to 3 hours lined up for assessment in a long hallway. What’s so hard to figure that a hall nurse or nursing assistant should take over from Paramedic delivery? Call them when it’s time to return patients, in many cases, to long term care facilities. Imagine for a second the waste and opportunity to address emergency health care via Paramedics in Nova Scotia if these life savers were not corralled in a hospital hallway. Gary Burrill is on the money with this health care fiasco. How complicated can releasing Paramedics from hallway surveillance be??
You missed 2 cases in Eastern Shore – Musquodoboit and 1 in Yarmouth, Shelburne, Digby. So 3 cases unassigned not 6. Those 3 are technically in Central Zone though – could they be residents of NS not currently in the province?