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Overview
Vaccination
Demographics
Testing
Potential exposure advisories

Nova Scotia has announced eight new cases of COVID-19 today (Sunday, June 13).

Of today’s new cases, four are in Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone — two are close contacts of previously reported cases, one is related to travel, and one is under investigation. These cases include one connected to Rocky Lake Junior High in Bedford.

Two of today’s new cases are in the Eastern Zone, and both are close contacts of previously announced cases.

Two of today’s cases is in the Western Zone, and both are related to travel.

There are now 140 known active cases in the province; 10 people are in hospital with the disease, six of whom are in ICU; 11 people are considered newly recovered today.

Click here to see Nova Scotia’s reopening plan.

Here are the daily new case numbers and the seven-day rolling averages (today at 12.1) since March 28, the last day Nova Scotia had zero new daily cases:

Here is the graph of daily new case numbers from the start of the pandemic in March 2020:

Here is the active caseload since March 28:

And here is the active caseload from the start of the pandemic in March 2020:


Vaccination

Vaccination data are not provided on weekends.

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
• 55 in the Halifax Peninsula/Chebucto Community Health Network
• 20 in the Dartmouth/Southeastern Community Health Network
• 7 in the Bedford/Sackville Community Health Network
• 0 in the Eastern Shore/Musquodoboit Community Health Network
• 0 in the West Hants Community Health Network
• 4 not assigned to a Community Health Network
Total: 88

Eastern Zone
• 39 in the Cape Breton Community Health Network
• 1 in the Inverness, Victoria & Richmond Community Health Network
• 1 in the Antigonish & Guysborough Community Health Network
Total: 41

Northern Zone
• 2 in the Colchester/East Hants Community Health Network
• 3 in the Pictou Community Health Network
• 1 in the Cumberland Community Health Network
Total: 6

Western Zone
• 2 in the Annapolis and Kings Community Health Network
• 3 in the Lunenburg & Queens Community Health Network
• 0 in the Yarmouth, Shelburne & Digby Community Health Network
Total: 5


Testing

Nova Scotia Health labs completed 5,041 PCR tests yesterday. This does not include the antigen tests administered at the rapid-testing pop-up 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:

Sunday
Alderney Gate Public Library, noon-7pm
Halifax Central Library, noon-7pm
Halifax Convention Centre, 2-9pm
Centennial Arena, noon-7pm
Sackville Sports Stadium, 11am-6pm
“Mobile pop-up unit,” Fires Station #1, 540 Esplanade, Sydney

Monday through Friday
Halifax Central Library, noon-7pm
Halifax Convention Centre, 2-9pm
Centennial Arena, noon-7pm

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

Public Health only issues potential exposure advisories when they think they may not have been able to contact all close contacts at that locale. The large majority of potential exposure sites never make it onto a public advisory.

The following potential COVID exposure advisory were issued last night:

Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows and seats should visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test,regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

  • West Jet 230 travelling on June 10 from Calgary (9:30 a.m.) to Halifax (5:20 p.m.). Passengers in rows 16-22, seats C, D, E and F. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 24.

I’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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