Nova Scotia

N.S. reports 1 new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday

The province reported one new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the active caseload to 31.

Walk-in vaccination clinic available at Halifax Convention Centre until Friday

The Halifax Convention Centre is open for vaccination walk-ins Tuesday to Friday. (Robert Short/CBC)

Nova Scotia reported one new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the province's active caseload to 31.

The new case is in the western zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.

Two people are in hospital with the virus, including one who is in intensive care.

Labs processed 1,832 COVID-19 tests on Monday.

Nova Scotia will move to Phase 4 of its reopening plan on Wednesday, which is contingent upon 75 per cent of residents receiving one dose of a vaccine.

Dr. Robert Strang, the chief medical officer of health, has said the province hit the 75 per cent milestone last Wednesday, a figure that includes vaccinated Armed Forces members who have not yet been added to the provincial database.

According to the provincial dashboard, as of Tuesday, 42.8 per cent of Nova Scotians have received a second dose.

People wait in line at the Halifax Convention Centre for a walk-in vaccination clinic. (Robert Short/CBC)

A walk-in vaccination clinic will be available until Friday at the Halifax Convention Centre.

People aged 18 and up can get a first or second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the clinic, which will be open Tuesday to Friday, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

It is recommended people wait a minimum of 28 days between doses.

Atlantic Canada case numbers

  • New Brunswick has had no new cases for a week now, and has four active cases. 
  • Newfoundland and Labrador reported no new cases Tuesday on land, but has 19 cases connected to two ships anchored in Conception Bay. Including those, the province has 20 active cases.
  • Prince Edward Island has no new or active cases.