Today, June 20, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and seven recoveries.
The two cases are in Central Zone and both are close contacts of previously reported cases.
There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.
“This is the lowest case number we’ve seen in some time,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “Thank you to all Nova Scotians for helping us bring the case numbers down and the vaccination rate up. This is how we take care of each other and what allows us to continue reopening our province.”
As of today, Nova Scotia has 83 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, six people are in hospital COVID-19 units, including three in ICU. The median age of people hospitalized in the third wave is 52 for non-ICU and 55 for people in ICU.
On June 19, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 3,464 tests.
“The declining case numbers show that our cautious approach to reopening is working,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Let’s keep up the good work, following the public health measures, getting vaccinated and getting tested regularly.”
Since April 1, there have been 4,049 positive COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 3,942 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
Nova Scotians with or without symptoms can book a test at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en for primary assessment centres across the province. Those with no symptoms are strongly encouraged to use pop-up sites if they want to be tested.
More information on testing can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is advised to self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test. Everyone they live with must also self-isolate until the person receives their first negative test result. If the test is positive, public health will advise everyone about what to do.
Anyone advised by public health that they were a close contact needs to complete a full 14-day quarantine, regardless of test results. If the close contact is symptomatic, everyone they live with must also self-isolate until the person receives their first negative test result. If the test is positive, public health will advise everyone about what to do.