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Six new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Nova Scotia today (Saturday, March 6).

Four cases are in Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone — one is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada and the other three are close contacts of previously reported cases.

One case is in the Eastern Zone and is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada.

The sixth case is in the Northern Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.

Of the new cases, one is a girl or woman 19 or under, one is a boy or man 19 or under, one is a man aged 20-39, two are men aged 40-59, and one is a woman 80 or over.

There are now 29 known active cases in the province. Two people are in hospital with the disease, one of whom is in ICU.

The active cases are distributed as follows:

• 3 in the Halifax Peninsula / Chebucto Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 6 in the Dartmouth/ Southeastern Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 9 in the Bedford/Sackville Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 3 in the Cape Breton Community Health Network in the Eastern Zone
• 1 in the Inverness, Victoria & Richmond Community Health Network in the Eastern Zone
• 3 in the Cumberland Community Health Network in the Northern Zone
• 1 in the Colchester/East Hants Community Health Network in the Northern Zone
• 1 in the Annapolis and Kings Community Health Network in the Western Zone

Two cases aren’t ascribed to a community health network.

Nova Scotia Health labs completed 4,404 tests yesterday.

No pop-up testing has been scheduled. But you can get tested at the Nova Scotia Health labs by going here.

Here are the new daily cases and seven-day rolling average (today at 2.7) since the start of the second wave (Oct. 1):

And here is the active caseload for the second wave:

Here is the updated potential exposure map:


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Tim Bousquet

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