Health officials in Nova Scotia reported 99 new cases of COVID-19 and 130 recoveries since Friday, as the number of active cases drops to 197.
Twenty-seven new cases were reported on Oct. 9; 16 new cases on Oct. 10; 22 new cases on Oct. 11; and 34 new cases are being reported on Oct. 12.
Eighty-six new cases were identified in the province’s Central zone.
Six new cases were identified in the province’s Western zone.
Four new cases were identified in the province’s Northern zone.
Three new cases were identified in the province’s Eastern zone.
Health officials say there is community spread in the Central zone, primarily among people aged 20 to 40 who are unvaccinated and participating in social activities.
Public Health says it is closely monitoring all four health zones for community spread.
EXPOSURE NOTICES FOR EIGHT HALIFAX AREA SCHOOLS
Health officials also sent exposure notices for eight schools in the Halifax Regional Municipality on Tuesday.
The latest school exposures are at École Mer et Monde, École Beaubassin, Halifax West High, Chebucto Heights Elementary and Joesph Howe Elementary in Halifax, Dartmouth South Academy and Ian Forsyth Elementary in Dartmouth, and Seaside Elementary in Eastern Passage.
“It is important to note that an exposure associated with a school does not mean there is spread within the school or that the initial case was first exposed to the virus in the school. As always, all staff, parents and guardians are notified of exposures if a positive case (student, teacher or staff) was at the school while infectious,” said N.S. Health in a release.