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Overview
Vaccination
Demographics
Testing
Potential exposure advisories

Nova Scotia announced zero new cases of COVID-19 today (Wednesday, July 14).

There are now 28 known active cases in the province; two people are in hospital with the disease, one of whom is in ICU. Three people are considered newly recovered.

Click here to see Nova Scotia’s reopening plan.

Here are the daily new case numbers and the seven-day rolling averages (today at 1.4) since March 28:

Here is the active caseload since March 28:


Vaccination

Yesterday, 20,194 doses of vaccine were administered. So far, 1,154,785 doses of vaccine have been administered; of those, 434,537 were second doses. As of end of day yesterday, 74.1% of the entire population has received at least one dose of vaccine.

From today through to Sunday, anyone 18 years old and over can walk in without an appointment to the Dartmouth Community Vaccine Clinic at the spot next to Chapters at MicMac Mall to get a second dose, if 28 days has passed since their first dose. Hours are 9am-6pm; the vaccine is Moderna. A health card number and ID are needed at this site.

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
• 11 in the Halifax Peninsula/Chebucto Community Health Network
• 1 in the Dartmouth/Southeastern Community Health Network
• 3 in the Bedford/Sackville Community Health Network
• 0 in the Eastern Shore/Musquodoboit Community Health Network
• 0 in the West Hants Community Health Network
Total: 15

Eastern Zone
• 11 in the Cape Breton Community Health Network
• 1 in the Inverness, Victoria & Richmond Community Health Network
• 0 in the Antigonish & Guysborough Community Health Network
Total: 12

Northern Zone
• 0 in the Colchester/East Hants Community Health Network
• 0 in the Pictou Community Health Network
• 0 in the Cumberland Community Health Network
Total: 0

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


Testing

Nova Scotia Health labs completed 3,691PCR 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:

Tuesday
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Centennial Arena, 3-8pm
Bay Landing Restaurant, Lounge and Marina, Prospect Bay, 1-7pm
New Minas Fire Hall (Public Health Mobile Unit), 11am-5:30pm
Mabou Parish Hall (Public Health Mobile Unit), 10:30AM-5:30pm

Wednesday
Alderney Gate, 10am-2pm
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Centennial Arena, 3-8pm
Mount Uniacke Legion, noon-7pm
Annapolis Royal Fire Hall (Public Health Mobile Unit), 11AM-5:30PM
Judique Community Centre (Public Health Mobile Unit), 10:30am-5pm

Thursday
Alderney Gate, 10am-2pm
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Mount Uniacke Legion, 10am-3pm
Cole Harbour Legion, noon-7pm
James McConnell Memorial Library (Sydney), 1-5:30pm
Halifax Transit Lacewood Terminal (Public Health Mobile Unit), 9:30am-5:30pm

Friday
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Centennial Arena, 3-8pm
Cole Harbour Legion, noon-7pm
Woodside Ferry Terminal (Public Health Mobile Unit), 9:30am-5:30pm

Saturday
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Cole Harbour Place, noon-7pm
Bedford-Hammonds Plains Community Centre (Innovation Drive), noon-7pm
James McConnell Memorial Library (Sydney), 1-4:30pm

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.

There were no potential COVID exposure advisories issued yesterday.

We’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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