As of today, Dec. 9, Nova Scotia has 71 active cases of COVID-19. Six new cases are being reported today.


All new cases are in Central Zone. Four of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases. One is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The individual has been self-isolating as required. The other case is under investigation.


“While the majority of our recent cases are in the Central Zone, we know this virus can easily find its way into other communities,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “It is up to all of us to remain vigilant and continue to follow all the public health measures and restrictions, including limiting social contacts and travel.”


Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,954 Nova Scotia tests on Dec. 8.


Nova Scotia will report rapid-testing pop-up numbers weekly, starting this Friday.


Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 79,869 tests. There have been 300 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 80. Two hundred and twenty-nine cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.