Today, June 13, Nova Scotia is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 and 11 recoveries.
There are four new cases in Central Zone. Two of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases. One case is related to travel and one is under investigation. One of the cases in Central Zone is connected to Rocky Lake Junior High in Bedford.
Two new cases are in Western Zone and are related to travel.
Two new cases are in Eastern Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases.
There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.
“Another day with a low case count is promising. This is a trend we want to see continue as we look forward to reopening our province,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “Vaccination is a key part of our way forward. If you are able, get the vaccine to protect yourself and those around you.”
As of today, Nova Scotia has 140 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, 10 people are in hospital COVID-19 units, including six in ICU. The median age of people hospitalized in the third wave is 53 for non-ICU and 55 for people in ICU.
On June 12, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 5,041 tests.
“I am pleased to see our cases are in the single digits. Everyone has worked very hard to get us where we are, but can’t stop now,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “The way out of this third wave is to get vaccinated with both doses but also to get tested regularly. Make a COVID-19 test part of your pandemic routine.”
Since April 1, there have been 4,000 positive COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 3,837 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
Nova Scotians with or without symptoms can book a test at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/enfor primary assessment centres across the province. Those with no symptoms are strongly encouraged to use pop-up sites if they want to be tested.