Nova Scotia reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total number of active cases to 88.
All of the new cases are in the Central Zone. Three of the cases are under investigation, while one case is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada and is self-isolating.
With lower new cases numbers on Saturday and Sunday – a contrast from the previous weekend – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil expressed his appreciation.
“I am pleased to see the decline in new cases this weekend. It reflects Nova Scotians’ commitment to following public health measures and doing their part to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” said McNeil in a release issued on Sunday. “I know it is difficult to be away from family and friends, but I want to encourage everyone to remain vigilant and continue our progress in containing the virus.”
Despite the improved case outlook, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang encouraged continued adherence to precautionary measures and new restrictions.
“It is encouraging to see new case numbers go below the double-digits we have been seeing but it is too soon to relax now,” said Strang in a release issued on Sunday. “We must remain diligent and continue to follow public health orders and advice so we can keep our citizens safe.”
On Saturday, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,171 Nova Scotia tests.
Since October 1, Nova Scotia has completed 75,833 tests. Of those tests, there have been 279 positive COVID-19 cases, of which 191 have recovered; There have been no deaths.
No one is currently in hospital.
Cases range in age from under 10 to over 70.
There are cases confirmed across the province, but most have been identified in the Central Zone, which contains the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The provincial government says cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama, the province’s electronic information system.
COVID ALERT APP
Canada’s COVID-19 Alert app is available in Nova Scotia.
The app, which can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play, notifies users if they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.