Nova Scotia Reports New Death, 20 COVID-19 Cases Sunday, 80 Healings
HALIFAX – Nova Scotia health officials report one new death from COVID-19, 20 new cases and 80 recoveries on Sunday.
The province says an 80-year-old woman who lived in the central area has died.
“My sincere condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the deceased woman,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia. “Last Sunday we reported 74 cases. The downward trend in the number of cases over the past week is very encouraging. It is declining because of the hard work of Nova Scotians. We all have the power to further reduce new cases. Get tested, get vaccinated and closely monitor public health measures. “
His death marks the 85th in the province due to causes related to COVID-19.
“On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer our condolences to grieving family, friends and loved ones,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “As our caseloads decline, we can’t forget that there are 42 Nova Scotians in the hospital. They are in my thoughts. Let’s all make sure no more Nova Scotians are hospitalized by strictly following the restrictions and getting tested and vaccinated.
There are now 505 active cases in Nova Scotia, with a cumulative of 5,550 since the start of the pandemic.
20 NEW CASES
Of Sunday’s new cases, 14 are in the central zone, five in the east zone and one in the west zone.
The province says there is still evidence of community spread in the central area and limited spread in the Sydney area.
The northern and western areas are monitored for signs of community spread.
CASE DATA NS
On Saturday, labs across the province have performed 6,157 tests and 816,570 tests in total since the start of the pandemic.
There are 42 people hospitalized, including 17 in intensive care. The province says the median age of hospitalized Nova Scotians is 53 years for non-ICUs and 56 for those in intensive care.
There are confirmed cases across the province, but most have been identified in the central area, which includes the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The provincial government says cumulative cases by area may change as data is updated in Panorama, the province’s electronic information system.
The numbers reflect where a person lives, not where their sample was taken.
The provincial state of emergency, which was first proclaimed on March 22, 2020, has been extended until June 13, 2021.
UPDATING THE VACCINE
Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 online dashboard provides an update on the number of vaccines that have been administered to date.
As of Friday’s last update, 560,843 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, with about 48.2% of the province’s total population having received at least one dose.
Nova Scotia has received a total of 598,800 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since December 15.
COVID-19 vaccination appointments can be made online or by phone at 1-833-797-7772.
Appointments cannot be made directly through a community clinic, pharmacy or doctor. The province says walk-in tours will be refused.
COVID ALERT APP
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 new or worsening symptoms, is encouraged to take an online test or call 811 to determine if they should have a blood test. COVID-19 screening: