Nova Scotia on Monday reported five new cases of COVID-19.
According to a press release from the Department of Health, there are now 57 known active cases in the province, up from 59 on Sunday.
Two cases were identified in the Central Zone. One of them is related to traveling outside the Atlantic Canada and personal self-isolation. The other case in the Central Zone is under investigation.
Two more new cases are in the West Zone and the final new case is in the North Zone. They are all closely related to previously announced cases.
“We are seeing epidemiological change in our province. Most of our cases are travel-related or closely related to a previously reported case,” said Dr. Robert Strong, chief medical officer of Nova Scotia Health. Monday release.
“This highlights the risk of re-introducing COVID-19 in relation to non-essential travel. I encourage you to limit social interactions and non-essential travel as you approach the holiday season and to follow all other public health measures.”
There is no one in the hospital related to the virus.
Nova Scotia Health Authority labs completed 1,209 tests on Sunday.
Nova Scotia Health on Monday issued a statement of announcement for a pool hall in New Glasgow.
The Health Authority advises anyone who has worked or visited the Century Snooker Club (980 East River Road) on December 8 to register a Govt-19 test regardless of whether they have symptoms. Anyone exposed to the corona virus in this area can develop symptoms until December 22nd.
A test may be recorded COVID-19 Self-Assessment Website. Individuals booking a test after being on a potential exposure site should isolate themselves before their test and while waiting for results.
The full list of possible exposure locations can be found here.
The vaccine is rolling
Last week, Health Canada approved the Pfizer-Bioentech Covit-19 vaccine.
Nova Scotia expects the 1,950 dose vaccine on Tuesday, with the regular weekly allotment starting in January.
The province expects to receive 150,000 doses by the end of March, which is enough to immunize 75,000 people.
“We will reach a milestone in the war against COVID-19 this week, with the arrival of the first vaccine and the first vaccines,” Prime Minister Stephen McNeil said in a news release.
“This is great news, but it’s time for everyone to get their footage.
Cases in the Atlantic Provinces
Recent Number of Atlantic States:
- Newfoundland and Labrador A new case was announced on Monday. There are 22 active cases in the province.
- New Brunswick A new case and 59 active cases were reported on Monday. Two of the three have been admitted to hospital in intensive care.
- PEI Five new cases were reported on Saturday, all related to travel. There were 17 active cases in the province.