Coronavirus Canada Updates: Nova Scotia reports 7 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday

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As of today, Dec. 12, Nova Scotia has 61 active cases of COVID-19. Seven new cases are being reported today.

Three cases are in the Western Zone. Two are close contacts of previously reported cases. One is an employee of Eden Valley Poultry. This case was included in yesterday’s announcement of the plant closure related to the outbreak. A total of six employees have tested positive. All employees have been tested and are self-isolating until they can be retested this coming week.

Two cases are in Eastern Zone and one case is in Northern Zone. All of these are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada and are self-isolating as required.

One case is in Central Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.

“I want to thank everyone at Eden Valley Poultry for working with Public Health in efforts to contain the virus,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We know how quickly COVID-19 can spread. It is essential for all Nova Scotians to follow all the public health guidelines — isolate when required, wear a mask, practice social distancing, limit social contacts and travel, stay home when feeling unwell and wash your hands.”

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,606 Nova Scotia tests on Dec. 11.

Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 85,171 tests. There have been 320 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 fifty-nine cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

“Lower case numbers are a good sign we’re doing the right things, but we continue to have COVID-19 activity in the province,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “While these results show our approach is working, they also tell us we need to continue to follow the public health measures that are in place.”

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