Nova Scotia conducted 4, 839 tests on Saturday and reported three cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. The new cases of the virus come as the Halifax region enters the second day under strict COVID-19 restrictions.
According to the provincial Department of Health, one of the cases identified was as a result of close contact in a previously reported case. The Eastern and Northern health zone each had a single new case which was related to travel to other regions. All the people infected are self-isolating, according to the press release.
Currently, N.S. has 38 active cases; two people are in the hospital under intensive care. Premier Iain Rankin on Friday encouraged people to avoid non-essential travel. Rankin also encouraged people to drop-in for testing even if they had no symptoms of the virus. The tightened measures will include Porters Lake, Hubbards, Mount Uniacke, Enfield, and Elmsdale.
Two new testing sites have been established in Halifax, according to N.S. Health authority. Testing will be done between 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Halifax Convection Centre on Sunday and Monday. The other testing will be done at Halifax Central Library from 10:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday from 7:30 p.m.