Coronavirus Canada Updates: Two post-secondary students among 5 new COVID cases announced Monday

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Two post-secondary students among 5 new COVID cases announced Monday
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Two post-secondary students among 5 new COVID cases announced Monday

Nova Scotia has 26 active cases of COVID-19. Five new cases are being reported today.

Two cases are in Central Zone and are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The people are self-isolating, as required. One of the cases is a student at Dalhousie University in Halifax who lives off campus.

One case is in Western Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person is a student at Acadia University in Wolfville. The student lives on campus and has been self-isolating, as required.

Two cases are in Northern Zone. One case is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required. The other case is a close contact of a previously reported case.

“Our vaccine rollout takes another important step today with the first clinic at a long-term care facility – Northwood’s Halifax campus – and one at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Our health-care professionals are working hard to distribute the vaccine as quickly as possible. We can support them by being patient and continuing to follow all the public health measures that help us contain the virus.”

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,193 Nova Scotia tests on Jan. 10.

Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 129,173 tests. There have been 444 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 70. Four hundred and eighteen cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

“Yesterday we reported no new cases of COVID-19, which is good news, but it is not an indication that COVID-19 is no longer a risk,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “It is up to all of us to follow the public health measures to make sure we limit the spread of the virus.”

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