05 Feb Update-COVID-19
Feb. 4, Nova Scotia has 10 active cases of COVID-19. One new case is being reported.
The case is in Central Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required.
“Nova Scotians can be proud of the work they’re doing to keep our case numbers low,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “It shows people are taking the health of their fellow citizens seriously. I encourage everyone to continue following public health guidelines to keep the virus contained.”
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 854 Nova Scotia tests on Feb. 3.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 166,074 tests. There have been 495 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. Two people are currently in hospital, including one in ICU. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 70. Four hundred and eighty-five cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
As of Feb. 3, 16,448 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 4,046 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
“As we are seeing low case numbers, we are also noticing fewer people taking advantage of our asymptomatic testing, but we need people to continue getting tested,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health. “I want to encourage everyone, especially people with a high number of contacts, to make asymptomatic testing part of their regular routine. Testing is one way to stop COVID-19 before it has a chance to spread.”