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Zero new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Nova Scotia today (Thurssday, Jan. 27).
There are now 11 known active cases in the province. One person is in hospital with the disease, although not in ICU.
The active cases are distributed as follows:
• 4 in the Halifax Peninsula / Chebucto Community Health Network in the Central Zone
• 3 in the Colchester / East Hants Community Health Network in the Northern Zone
• 1 in the Pictou Community Health Network in the Northern Zone
• 3 in the Inverness, Victoria & Richmond Community Health Network in the Eastern Zone
Nova Scotia Health labs conducted 1,763 tests yesterday.
As of end of day yesterday, a total of 13,504 doses of vaccine have been administered, and of those, 2,709 were second doses.
Here are the new daily cases and seven-day rolling average since the start of the second wave (Oct. 1):
And here is the active caseload for the second wave:
Here is the updated possible exposure map:
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Thanks for the daily briefings Tim. And a shout out to the great investigative reporting by the Examiner. With the vaccine rollout in Canada facing supply problems, Nova Scotia’s three phase rollout will be delayed. I applaud our public health hero, Dr. Strang and ask him, to the extent he is able, to provide new guidance on the delayed time line for the three phases of the rollout. Another concern I have as a senior is the plan to limit the first phase to seniors age 75+. And then have those below 75 years wait until phase three for vaccination. Am I correct in this? Because the National Advisory Committee on Vaccinations does state priority be given to seniors above 65 years as they have a five to six time more likelihood of serious illness/death if they contract Covid. Phase Two for NS mentions essential workers ( to be defined ) and certain health care workers. Maybe the NS vaccine advisory committee was not clear on this so it would be wonderful to get some clarification. Thanks again to Dr. Strang and health care personnel in NS for their hard work and dedication.