Nova Scotia reports 49 new COVID-19 cases Monday, active total drops to 894
HALIFAX – Health officials in Nova Scotia are reporting 49 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with the active total rising to 894.
Of the new cases, 41 are in the central zone and eight in the east zone.
“The number of positive cases reported today is lower,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia. “While this is a good sign, our test numbers are also dropping today. Our testing centers are open, and I encourage those that aren’t to stop by and get tested.
Public Health says there is still evidence of community spread in the central area of the province and in Sydney. The northern and western areas continue to be monitored for signs of community spread.
Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin also announced he had been vaccinated.
“Today I received my first dose of the vaccine,” Rankin said. “The spirit of vaccination clinics is extraordinary. I cannot thank the front line workers enough for the important work they do to make sure we are all protected.
98 people have recovered from COVID-19 since Sunday.
On Sunday, Nova Scotia labs processed 4,364 tests, and a total of 782,389 since the start of the pandemic.
There have been 5,335 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. Of these, 4,362 people have recovered and 79 have died from COVID-19.
There are confirmed cases across the province, but most have been identified in the central area, which contains the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The provincial government says cumulative cases by area may change as data is updated in Panorama, the province’s electronic information system.
The numbers reflect a person’s place of residence, not where their sample was collected.
The provincial state of emergency, which was first proclaimed on March 22, 2020, has been extended until May 30, 2021.