N.S. stories 38 new COVID-19 infections Thursday, highest case depend in almost a yr

2021-04-22 19:40:00

HALIFAX —
Well being officers in Nova Scotia are reporting 38 new circumstances of COVID-19 on Thursday – the very best single-day case improve the province has seen in slightly below one yr.

Thirty-three circumstances are within the province’s Central zone – two are associated to journey outdoors of Atlantic Canada, whereas two are linked to worldwide journey.

Nineteen of the circumstances within the Central zone are shut contacts to beforehand reported circumstances. Ten of those circumstances stay below investigation – two of which have been recognized on Wednesday at Bell Park Educational Centre in Lake Echo and Shannon Park Elementary in Dartmouth, N.S.

Three of Thursday’s circumstances are within the Japanese zone and are associated to journey outdoors of Atlantic Canada.

One case is within the Northern zone associated to journey outdoors of Atlantic Canada.

One is being reported within the Western zone, associated to worldwide journey.  

Public well being says all travel-related circumstances are self-isolating, as required.

Six beforehand reported circumstances in Nova Scotia at the moment are thought-about resolved, with the whole variety of energetic circumstances rising to 111 — the very best variety of energetic circumstances the province has reported since December 2020.

Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of well being, are offering a stay COVID-19 replace at 3:30 AT on Thursday.

ONE NEW VARIANT CASE  IDENTIFIED

Unrelated to Thursday’s new circumstances, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of the B.1.1.7 variant, first recognized in the UK.

Public well being says that case is said to journey.

“There was a complete of 66 circumstances of the U.Okay. variant, 12 circumstances of the South African variant, and one case of the Brazil variant recognized in Nova Scotia.” stated well being officers in a information launch on Thursday.

N.S. COVID-19 CASE DATA

The Nova Scotia Well being Authority’s labs accomplished 5,879 exams on Wednesday. The province has accomplished 481,536 exams because the pandemic started.

For the reason that starting of the pandemic, there have been 1,894 COVID-19 circumstances in Nova Scotia. Of these, 1,716 circumstances have recovered and 67 individuals have died because of the novel coronavirus.

There are at present three individuals in hospital resulting from COVID-19, with nobody within the intensive care unit.

There are circumstances confirmed throughout the province, however most have been recognized within the Central Zone, which accommodates the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The provincial authorities says cumulative circumstances by zone could change as knowledge is up to date in Panorama, the province’s digital data system.

The numbers mirror the place an individual lives and never the place their pattern was collected.

  • Western Zone: 130 circumstances (6 energetic circumstances)
  • Central Zone: 1,498 circumstances (78 energetic circumstances)
  • Northern Zone: 140 circumstances (4 energetic case)
  • Japanese Zone: 126 circumstances (23 energetic circumstances)

The provincial state of emergency, which was first declared on March 22, 2020, has been prolonged to April 18, 2021.

VACCINE UPDATE

Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 on-line dashboard supplies an replace on the quantity of vaccines which were administered up to now.

As of Thursday, 247,312 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. In keeping with the province, 18.9 per cent of the eligible inhabitants have obtained vaccines, with 3.4 per cent having obtained a second dose.

As of Tuesday, the province has obtained a complete of 320,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine since Dec. 15, 2020.

NOVA SCOTIANS ENCOURAGED TO SEEK ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING

Public well being is strongly encouraging Nova Scotians to hunt asymptomatic COVID-19 testing, notably if they’ve had a number of social interactions, even with their very own social circle.

COVID-19 exams might be booked by means of the provinces on-line self-assessment COVID-19 device, or by calling 811.

Individuals may go to certainly one of Nova Scotia’s many fast pop-up testing websites that proceed to function all through the province.

COVID ALERT APP

Canada’s COVID-19 Alert app is accessible in Nova Scotia.

The app, which might be downloaded by means of the Apple App Retailer or Google Play, notifies customers if they could have been uncovered to somebody who has examined optimistic for COVID-19.

LIST OF SYMPTOMS

Anybody who experiences a fever or new or worsening cough, or two or extra of the next new or worsening signs, is inspired to take a web-based check or name 811 to find out in the event that they have to be examined for COVID-19:

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nostril/nasal congestion


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