13 Jan Covid update- Jan 13
As of today, Jan. 13, Nova Scotia has 30 active cases of COVID-19. Eight new cases are being reported today. Three of the cases are in Northern Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases.
Two of the cases are in Eastern 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 Cape Breton University in Sydney who lives off campus. The other case is a student at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish who lives off campus.
Three of the 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 Saint Mary’s University in Halifax who lives on campus.
“We are seeing the importance of self-isolation and asymptomatic testing, and I want to thank returning university students for following the protocols,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We will keep our case numbers low and protect each other if we all continue following the public health measures.”
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,847 Nova Scotia tests on Jan. 12. Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 133,428 tests. There have been 453 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 twenty-three cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.