Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia reports no new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

The province reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total active caseload to eight.

Province returns to single digits for active cases for first time since February

A health-care worker prepares a dose of a COVID-19 during an immunization clinic in Halifax. (Robert Short/CBC)

Nova Scotia reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the province's total active caseload to eight.

The province hasn't had active case numbers in the single digits since Feb. 14, when there were nine active cases.

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

Labs in the province processed 2,626 COVID-19 tests on Thursday.

As of Friday, 74.4 per cent of Nova Scotia's population has received a first dose of vaccine, with 48.4 per cent also having received a second dose.

But Dr. Robert Strang, the chief medical officer of health, has said the percentage of people who have received a first dose is actually above 75 per cent, but some vaccinations have not been added to the official tally.

Convention Centre clinic

A spokesperson for the IWK Health Centre says 15,000 people have been vaccinated at the Halifax Convention Centre in the past 15 days.

Nearly 1,900 of these were part of the walk-in clinic that finishes Friday at 7 p.m. There were 726 first doses and 1,129 second doses in that tally with the rest unspecified.

Atlantic Canada case numbers

  • New Brunswick reported two new cases Friday and has eight active cases. The province has no hospitalizations related to COVID-19.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador reported no new cases Friday. There are 46 active cases in the province, all but one — a person in the Eastern Health region — aboard two ships anchored in Conception Bay.
  • Prince Edward Island had no new or active cases as of Thursday.