On Monday, Nova Scotia said it is expanding its capacity to test for COVID-19, and its lab will begin 24/7 operations starting immediately. The province announced it had added 31 new cases, bringing the provincial total to 293.
Nova Scotia health officials said there are confirmed cases of community spread of the virus, but that this is to be expected based on the trajectory of COVID-19. Ages of affected individuals range from under 10 to over 90, and are from all parts of the province. Ten people are currently hospitalized for their COVID-19 symptoms, while the rest are self-isolating at home. To see a visualization of the data for Nova Scotia,