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Overview of today’s cases
Vaccination
Demographics
Testing
Potential exposure advisories


Nova Scotia has announced 86 new cases of COVID-19 over three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

By Nova Scotia Health zone, the new cases are:
• 67 Central Zone
• 13 Western Zone
• 5 Northern Zone
• 1 Eastern Zone

The Department of Health continues to note that “there are signs of community spread among those in Central Zone aged 20 to 40 who are unvaccinated and participating in social activities.”

There are now 231 known active cases in the province. Sixteen people are in hospital with the disease, four of whom are in ICU. Ninety-four people are considered newly recovered, which means they are no longer contagious and not necessarily that they aren’t sick.


Vaccination

In total from Friday through Sunday, 3,543 doses of vaccine were administered — 1,958 second doses and 1,585 first doses.

By end of day yesterday, 80.9% of the entire population (including young children) have received at least one dose of vaccine, and 75.2% have received two doses.

People 12 years old and older can also book a vaccination appointment here.

People in rural areas who need transportation to a vaccination appointment 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

By age cohort, the 77 new cases break down as:
• 8 are aged 0-11
• 8 are aged 12-19
• 43 are aged 20-39
• 13 are aged 40-59
• 12 are aged 60-79
• 1 is aged 80 or older

One of the new cases is missing from the above list; I don’t have an explanation for that.

The active cases across the province are distributed as follows:

Central Zone
• 120 in the Halifax Peninsula/Chebucto Community Health Network
• 44 in the Dartmouth/Southeastern Community Health Network
• 15 in the Bedford/Sackville Community Health Network
• 1 in the Eastern Shore/Musquodoboit Community Health Network
• 1 in the West Hants Community Health Network
• 6 not assigned to a Community Health Network
Total: 187

Eastern Zone
• 6 in the Cape Breton Community Health Network
• 0 in the Inverness, Victoria & Richmond Community Health Network
• 1 in the Antigonish & Guysborough Community Health Network
Total: 7

Northern Zone
• 6 in the Colchester/East Hants Community Health Network
• 2 in the Pictou Community Health Network
• 3 in the Cumberland Community Health Network
Total: 11

Western Zone
• 10 in the Annapolis and Kings Community Health Network
• 15 in the Lunenburg & Queens Community Health Network
• 1 in the Yarmouth, Shelburne & Digby Community Health Network
Total: 26


Testing

Nova Scotia Health labs completed 3,636 PCR tests yesterday. This does not include the antigen tests administered at the pop-up testing 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:

Monday
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Centennial Arena, 10am-5pm

Tuesday
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Alderney Gate, 4pm-6pm
Centennial Arena, 10am-5pm

Wednesday
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Alderney Gate, 10am-2pm
Centennial Arena, 10am-5pm

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

Nova Scotia Health issued several potential COVID exposure advisories last night.

We’ve collected all the active advisories for potential COVID exposures on bus routes and flights here. I’ll be adding schools to the map tonight.

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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