Four new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 3.
Two cases are in Central Zone. One is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required. The other is a close contact of a previously reported case.
There are also two cases in Eastern Zone both related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The people are self-isolating, as required.
A case reported on Friday, April 2, in Central Zone has been corrected today and is in Western Zone.
“Nova Scotians have worked hard to keep their communities healthy and safe. Let’s keep that up over this holiday weekend,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “Please continue to follow public health guidelines — stay home if you’re feeling unwell, follow gathering limits, get tested regularly if you are socializing and wear non-medical masks when and where appropriate.”
As of today, Nova Scotia has 32 active cases of COVID-19.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,352 Nova Scotia tests on April 2.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 313,116 tests. There have been 643 positive COVID-19 cases and one death. One person is in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 610 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“Our epidemiology remains stable and that is very good news given what is happening in some provinces across the country,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “So far, we’ve been fortunate that we haven’t had any community spread associated with our variant cases. Thank you to everyone who continues to follow the public health precautions and gets tested when called upon.”
Nova Scotians are strongly encouraged to seek asymptomatic COVID-19 testing, particularly if they have a large number of close contacts due to their work or social activities. Appointments can be booked at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/, by choosing the asymptomatic option. Rapid testing pop-up sites continue to be set up around the province as well. More information on testing can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting .