Nova Scotia reported three new circumstances of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the province’s identified lively whole to 11.
One case is within the western well being zone and two are within the central zone, based on a launch from the provincial authorities.
All three are associated to journey outdoors of Atlantic Canada, and are self-isolating.
“Thanks to everybody on your exhausting work in serving to us to sluggish the unfold of the virus. Our numbers proceed to be low, however we can’t grow to be complacent,” Premier Stephen McNeil stated within the launch.
“We all know solely too nicely how rapidly the virus can transfer when it takes maintain. That is why we have to proceed to observe the general public well being protocols put in place to maintain each other secure.”
2 folks in hospital
Nova Scotia well being authority labs accomplished 1,467 Nova Scotia checks on Friday.
Two persons are in hospital with the virus, together with one in intensive care.
Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of well being, stated within the launch that he was “proud” of Nova Scotians for the exhausting work round public-health measures wanted to maintain case numbers low.
Nova Scotians are being strongly inspired to hunt asymptomatic COVID-19 testing, notably if they’ve had a number of social interactions, even inside their very own social circles.
Speedy testing for these over 16 and with out signs is obtainable on Saturday from noon-7 p.m. on the Amelia Saputo Centre at St. FX College in Antigonish, and on the Halifax Conference Centre within the Argyle Atrium from 3-10:30 p.m.
As of Friday, 14,589 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered within the province, together with 2,714 second doses.
Strang stated any remaining doses had been scheduled for use Friday and into subsequent week.
The province has been dealing with provide constraints after Pfizer-BioNTech introduced there could be no new shipments of vaccine to Canada this week because it pauses manufacturing in Belgium to extend long-term capability.
Strang did say extra vaccine is predicted to reach in Nova Scotia by the top of subsequent week.
Atlantic Canada case numbers
New Brunswick reported 12 new circumstances on Saturday and one dying, bringing that quantity to 18 for the reason that pandemic started. The province has 283 lively circumstances. Newfoundland and Labrador reported no new circumstances Saturday. The province has 13 lively circumstances and one individual is in hospital with the virus. P.E.I. reported one new case on Thursday. The province had six lively circumstances