Nova Scotia Confirms 29 New Cases of COVID-19 Over Long Weekend

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Nova Scotia reported 29 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, including those recorded over the Labour Day long weekend.

7 of the new cases were recorded on Saturday, 11 on Sunday, 7 on Monday and 4 on Tuesday.

15 of the new cases are in the central zone, including 9 that are travel-related, 3 that are close contacts of formerly announced cases and 3 that are under investigation.

6 of the new cases are in the western zone, including 4 that are travel-related and 2 that are close contacts.

6 cases are in the northern zone, with 2 travel-related, 3 that are close contacts and one is under investigation.

There are two reported cases in the eastern zone, and both are travel-related.

The region now has a total of 58 active cases. Two persons are hospitalized with COVID-19, but none is in ICU.

Labs in the province completed processing 2,327 tests on Monday, 2,511 on Sunday, 2,252 on Saturday and 3,523 on Friday.

As of Tuesday, 78.2% of N.S residents have received at least a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 71.6% have also received a second dose.

A COVID-19 briefing with Premier Tim Houston and Dr. Robert Strang, the chief medical officer of health, will be held on Wednesday at 3 p.m. AT.

Atlantic Canada case numbers

  • New Brunswick reported 1 new death and 54 new cases on Tuesday, figures that tally all the new cases over the long weekend. 4 persons are in hospital with COVID-19, including 3 in the intensive care. There are now 125 active cases.
  • Prince Edward Island reported 2 new cases Tuesday. The region has 5 active cases.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador reported 5 new cases Tuesday. There are 35 active cases in the territory.

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