Nova Scotia has reported four new COVID-19 cases, three of whom are in the eastern health zone. One case is in the central zone.
For now, there are 57 COVID-19 cases in the province. Of those 57 cases, two people are being hospitalized. On Sunday, Nova Scotia Health Labs have completed 3,029 COVID-19 tests.
Premier Iain Rankin said that the provincial goal is to vaccinate at least 85 percent of eligible locals. For now, the uptake is high and the goal looks achievable. Premier Iain Rankin added:
“If you have not yet received your COVID-19 vaccine, it is important to get your first dose as soon as possible to protect your loved ones and your community.”
Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update on the situation soon.
Dr. Strang said Phase 3 should begin Wednesday “unless something very bizarre happens in the next 24 hours.” Rankin and Strang will talk more about Phase 3 after Tuesday’s briefing.
Also, the province has announced that appointments for the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be moved up. The province announced that people who received their first vaccine dose on or before May 30 and are scheduled to receive their second dose on or before Sept. 12, can reschedule for an earlier date.