January 18, 2021

Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Nova Scotia on Saturday

Nova Scotia on Saturday recorded two new cases of COVID-19, the lowest number of new daily cases in a month.

There are 46 active cases in the province.

One of the new cases is in the Western Health Zone and one in the Eastern Zone. They are both related to traveling outside the Atlantic Canada, and they are both self-isolated.

Eastern Regional Case Escazoni was a member of the First Nation.

In a statement, the Nova Scotia Health Authority said it was working with the public health chief to manage the case and that a contact was being traced. There is no evidence of community spread.

“Despite the drop in cases, Govt-19 is still here and we must continue to make efforts to slow the spread,” Prime Minister Stephen McNeil said in a statement.

“Our public health team works hard to control the virus, and by following all public health protocols, we help and protect each other. And we must not forget another important part of the fight against this virus – showing mercy to each other.”

Nova Scotia Health Authority labs completed 1,111 tests on Friday.

In a statement Saturday on their Facebook page, The Health Commission has announced that a rapid pop-up screening clinic will be held at the Atlantic Maritime Museum on Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. Quick testing is available for those over 16 who have no symptoms and do not travel. Did not visit a COVID-19 exposure site and did not interact with anyone who tested positive.

Cases in the Atlantic Provinces

Recent Number of Atlantic States:

  • Newfoundland and Labrador filed eight new lawsuits on Saturday. There are 31 active cases in the province.
  • New Brunswick registered five new cases on Saturday and there are 49 active cases. Three people have been admitted to the hospital in intensive care.
  • The PEI reported a new case on Saturday. There are seven active cases in the province.
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