HALIFOX – Health officials in Nova Scotia on Sunday reported seven new cases of COVID-19. The two previously reported cases are now considered to have been recovered as the number of active cases increases to 49.
New cases were identified in the central region of four provinces on Sunday. Three of them are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada, one is related to international travel, and one is closely related to a previously announced case.
Three of the new cases have been identified in the eastern region of the province. One is related to international travel and the other is closely related to a previously announced case.
One of the closest contact cases in the Central Zone was a second employee at Glasgow Hall, a long-term care home in Dortmouth. This is the second employee of Glasgow Hall Positive test in the last two days.
NS Health says all residents of Glasgow Hall are being isolated and maintained in their rooms as a precaution, and that the facility is closed to visitors and designated caregivers. All residents have been tested. The test was completed Saturday for all employees who were in close contact with the two employees who tested positive. The test for all other employees is ongoing and will end today. Most residents of the facility have been fully vaccinated with the two-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Work is underway to support the remaining residents and staff who wish to be vaccinated.
“All appropriate measures are being taken to control this explosion for the safety of the residents and staff of Glasgow Hall,” Prime Minister Ian Rank said in a statement. “As we continue to fight these viruses and mutations, it is more important than ever for Nova Scots to be vigilant, to follow all public health measures and to be vaccinated when their turn comes.”
22 different cases involving the first Brazilian different case have been confirmed
Nova Scotia reports 22 new cases of COVID-19 type, unrelated to new cases on Sunday.
The P1.1.7 variant was first identified in the UK in 19 different cases by health officials. Two of the different cases are the P188.8.131.52 variant, which was first identified in South Africa. One of the cases is the B1 variant, which was first identified in Brazil. This is the first time a Brazilian variant case has been found in the province.
“There are a total of 63 cases of the UK variant, 12 cases of the South African variant and one case of the Brazil variant identified in Nova Scotia.” Health officials said in a news release Sunday.
“Although our cases have been confirmed in several forms, this is a good indication that these cases are mainly due to travel. We tested and tested them before they spread widely into Nova Scotia.” Dr. Robert Strong, Chief Medical Officer of Health. “This is another reminder that it’s important why people do not travel completely unnecessarily.”
NS COVID-19 CASE DATA
Labs at the Nova Scotia Health Authority completed 2,052 tests on Saturday. The province has completed 466,422 trials since the outbreak began.
Since the onset of the epidemic, there have been 1,807 COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia. Of those, 1,691 cases have been recovered, and 67 have died due to the corona virus novel.
Two people are currently in the hospital due to COVID-19 and no one is in the intensive care unit.
Cases have been confirmed throughout the province, but most have been identified in the Central Zone, which includes the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The provincial government says the region’s overall cases could change as data is updated on Panorama, the province’s electronic information system.
Numbers reflect where a person lives, not where their sample was collected.
West Zone: 126 cases (7 active cases)
Central Zone: 1,432 cases (26 active cases)
Northern Region: 136 cases (no active cases)
East Zone: 113 cases (16 active cases)
The provincial state of emergency, first declared on March 22, 2020, has been extended to May 2, 2021.
Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 online dashboard provides an update on the amount of vaccines administered to date.
As of Friday, 194,792 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been given. Of those, 138,268 were first sizes and 31,583 Nova Scots were second sizes.
As of Tuesday, the province has received a total of 264,700 doses of Covit-19 vaccine since December 15, 2020, and is expected to deliver 55,310 doses this week.
Nova Scotians encouraged the search for asymptomatic testing
Public health encourages Nova Scots to seek asymptomatic COVID-19 testing, especially if they have multiple social interactions, even with their own social circle.
COVID-19 tests can be recorded in the provinces through the online self-assessment COVID-19 tool or by calling 811.
People can visit one of Nova Scotia’s fastest pop-up testing sites, which continue to operate throughout the province.
Covit Alert application
Canada’s COVID-19 warning application is available in Nova Scotia.
This application, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play, notifies users if a positive test for COVID-19 has been detected.
List of systems
Anyone experiencing a fever or a new or worse cough is encouraged to test for two or more of the following new or worse symptoms online or call 811 to determine if they should be tested for COVID-19:
Nasal congestion / nasal congestion