Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia reports 4 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday

The four new COVID-19 cases bring Nova Scotia's known active caseload to 51.

Province's known active caseload is now 51

Allison Downing, a registered nurse, prepares the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in Dartmouth, N.S., on June 3, 2021. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)

Nova Scotia is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the active caseload in the province to 51.

Three of the new cases are in the central zone and one is in the northern zone. All are related to travel.

Two people are in hospital with COVID-19.

Laboratories in the province processed 3,731 tests on Wednesday.

The province is also reporting one probable case of COVID-19 connected to Oceanview Education Centre in Glace Bay, N.S.

Based on a public health assessment, this case is being treated as a lab-confirmed positive to ensure all precautions are taken.

Out of an abundance of caution, public health is recommending that all students and staff at the school be tested for COVID-19, regardless off whether they have symptoms. 

No self-isolation is required while they wait for test results unless they have been identified as a close contact by public health or have symptoms.

Outreach vaccine clinics

To help make vaccine clinics more accessible to residents, outreach clinics will be available next week in parts of the western health zone:

  • Northeast Kings Education Centre, 1816 Bains Rd., Canning on July 6.
  • New Germany Rural High School, 44 School St., New Germany on July 7.
  • Hillcrest Academy, 127 King St., Shelburne on July 8 and 9.

Appointment bookings for those locations are now open.

Atlantic Canada case numbers

  • New Brunswick reported no new cases Thursday. It has 24 active cases.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador reported one new case Wednesday. It has five active cases.
  • P.E.I. reported one new case Tuesday. It was the first new case since June 3.