Nova Scotia reports 86 new COVID-19 cases Monday: active number drops to 231
HALIFAX – Nova Scotia reports 86 new cases of COVID-19 and 94 recoveries over the weekend.
Public health indicates that as of Friday, there are 67 new cases in the central zone, 13 cases in the west zone, five cases in the north zone and one case in the east zone.
Health officials say there is community spread in the central area, mostly among people between the ages of 20 and 40 who are not vaccinated and participate in social activities.
In the past three days, seven schools have been notified of exposure to COVID-19 at their school.
A list of schools with exhibitions is available online.
This means that the number of cases in Nova Scotia has fallen to 231. Of these, 16 people are hospitalized, four of them in intensive care.
Nova Scotia Health Authority labs performed 3,386 tests on Friday, 2,888 tests on Saturday and 3,636 tests on Sunday.
UPDATING THE VACCINE
As of October 3, 1,515,806 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered. Of these, 730,126 Nova Scotians received their second dose.
This means that 80.9% of the population has received at least one dose and 75.2% are fully vaccinated with two doses.
Nova Scotians with or without symptoms can book a test online.
COVID ALERT APPLICATION
Canada’s COVID-19 alert app is available in Nova Scotia.
The app, which can be downloaded through Apple’s App Store or Google Play, informs users if they may have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
LIST OF SYMPTMS
Anyone who has a new or worsening fever or cough, or at least two of the following symptoms, new or worsening, is encouraged to take an online test or call 811 to determine if they should have it. a COVID-19 test:
Shortness of breath
Runny nose / nasal congestion