As of today, Dec. 13, Nova Scotia has 59 active cases of COVID-19. Six new cases are being reported today.
Three cases are in Central Zone; all are close contacts of previously reported cases.
Two cases are in Eastern Zone. One is a close contact of a previously reported case. The other is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada and is self-isolating as required.
One case is in Western Zone, and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating as required.
“It is encouraging to see the efforts of Nova Scotians to contain the virus seem to be working,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Let’s keep up that good work by continuing to follow all the public health guidelines to protect each other — isolate when required, wear a mask, limit social contacts and travel, practice social distancing, stay home when feeling unwell and wash your hands.”
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,427 Nova Scotia tests on Dec. 12.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 86,598 tests. There have been 326 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 80. Two hundred and sixty-seven cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“Single-digit case numbers are a positive sign, but we cannot relax yet,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “COVID-19 is still in our communities, so we must stay diligent and continue to follow public health guidelines and orders — they are what will keep our citizens safe.”