As of today, Dec. 20, Nova Scotia has 41 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases are being reported today.
One new case is in Northern Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required. The other is in Central Zone and is still under investigation.
“It is encouraging to see low case numbers as we start a new phase of guidelines and restrictions tomorrow,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We can do our part to contain the virus by following these protocols that are designed to keep our social gatherings small and our communities safe.”
New restrictions come into effect at 12:00 a.m. Dec. 21. Most of them apply provincewide. In areas of Halifax Regional Municipality and Hants County, restaurants, licensed establishments and the Halifax casino remain closed until Jan. 10. The complete list of restrictions is available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/restriction-updates/.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,409 Nova Scotia tests on Dec. 19.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 98,238 tests. There have been 356 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 70. Three hundred and 15 cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“Through the holiday season, we all need to make some sacrifices to prevent the virus from spreading,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Let’s show how much we care about each other and our communities by keeping our gatherings small and following all the public health measures.”