On Tuesday, Nova Scotia has reported seven new cases of COVID-19, which now makes it 44 active cases in the province. Six cases have been reported in the central zone while the remaining case in the eastern zone. Five of those seven cases are related to older cases and one is related to travel.
The province has stated that the virus has not spread to the wider community yet. It turns out that these cases are related to a small community of families.
Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, talked to the public:
“Most of the cases we are seeing each day are connected to two contained clusters — one in Halifax and one in Glace Bay. There is no sign of community spread as a result of these clusters, but they do serve as a reminder of the importance of getting vaccinated as soon as you can. Nova Scotians who are 12 and older can book their COVID-19 vaccine online or by phone.”
On Monday, Nova Scotia’s health authority has performed 3,146 tests and since then, the province has distributed 1,011,039 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. So far, 299,585 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.