As of today, Dec. 17, Nova Scotia has 50 active cases of COVID-19. Six new cases are being reported today.
Three of the new cases are in Central Zone. One case is a close contact of a previously reported case. One case is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required. The other case is under investigation.
Two cases are in Western Zone and are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The people are self-isolating, as required.
One case is in Northern Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.
“While our case numbers are low, COVID-19 is still here and still moving into different areas of our province,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “That is why we must be careful about our own movement and our social contacts. I ask all Nova Scotians to keep following all the public health protocols to keep each other safe.”
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,405 Nova Scotia tests on Dec. 16.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 94,152 tests. There have been 347 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 70. Two hundred and ninety-seven cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“For almost two weeks, our new cases numbers have remained in the single-digits. While the numbers are low, the virus still has the potential to spread,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “We are approaching the holiday season which is typically a time of year that brings people together. We need to remain vigilant and to continue to follow all the public health measures.”