Three new instances of COVID-19 had been reported Tuesday in Nova Scotia, bringing the overall variety of lively instances to twenty.
One new case is within the western zone and is beneath investigation. The 2 different instances are within the central zone. A kind of two instances is associated to journey inside Atlantic Canada and that particular person is self-isolating. The opposite is an in depth contact of an earlier case.
One particular person is in hospital, mentioned Nova Scotia’s well being authority. Its labs did 1,560 checks Monday.
The well being authority additionally mentioned it has recognized three older instances because the variant first recognized within the U.Ok. Two of these folks travelled collectively and the third was not related to them. All three self-isolated. Nova Scotia has had six optimistic checks in complete for the pressure recognized within the U.Ok.
“This reminds us once more why we should stay vigilant. COVID-19 will proceed to be an important well being challenge dealing with Nova Scotia in 2021, and I am trying ahead to working carefully with Dr. Strang and his crew,” mentioned Premier Iain Rankin, who was sworn in Tuesday as premier following a Liberal management conference earlier this month.
“I’ll proceed to assist the province’s strong public well being response to this pandemic and guarantee a clear vaccine rollout.”
Atlantic Canada case numbers
New Brunswick reported no new instances Tuesday for a complete of 75 lively instances. The province has two folks in hospital associated to the virus, one in intensive care. Newfoundland and Labrador reported 15 new instances and 372 lively instances as of Tuesday. 5 individuals are in hospital associated to the virus. P.E.I. reported one new case final week. There are two lively instances on the Island.