Nova Scotia reported 5 new instances of COVID-19 on Saturday.
The province now has 20 lively instances.
Three of the brand new instances are within the western well being zone and are linked to a case reported beforehand.
Two instances are within the jap zone. One is expounded to journey exterior the area and the opposite case is beneath investigation.
The entire new instances are self-isolating.
A case reported within the jap zone Friday has been faraway from the cumulative case depend because it was beforehand identified in one other province.
In a information launch, Premier Iain Rankin mentioned that the upper case depend illustrates the necessity to comply with public well being pointers and to get examined.
Nova Scotia Well being labs accomplished 2,004 COVID-19 checks on Friday.
Vaccine eligibility expands Monday
As of this Monday, anybody who’s 80 or older and was born between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31 can guide an appointment on-line, or by calling 1-833-797-7772 to get a vaccine at a group clinic. Till Monday, solely these aged 80 and older born between January and April are eligible.
Those that are 63 or 64 years outdated can get the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine at a pharmacy or physician’s workplace by reserving on-line or by cellphone at 1-833-797-7772.
Bookings can’t be achieved in individual and walk-ins can be turned away.
As of March 11, 46,891 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, together with 15,655 second doses.
Some regional restrictions eased
Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador eased restrictions over the weekend,
Circuit-breaker measures have been lifted on P.E.I. Saturday morning.
They have been imposed in late February after a spike in COVID-19 instances amongst younger folks in Summerside and Charlottetown.
In Newfoundland and Labrador, the vast majority of the province moved to Alert Degree 3 of the pandemic response plan on Saturday, whereas the Avalon Peninsula moved to Alert Degree 4.
Atlantic Canada case numbers
New Brunswick reported no new instances on Saturday for a complete of 33 identified lively instances. One individual is in hospital associated to COVID-19. Newfoundland and Labrador reported no new instances on Saturday. The province has 53 identified lively instances, and three persons are in hospital. P.E.I. reported no new instances on Tuesday. There are 22 identified lively instances on the Island.