Nova Scotia

N.S. reports 6 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday

With six new cases of COVID-19 announced Wednesday, there are now 165 active cases in Nova Scotia.

There are now 165 active cases in the province

A nurse prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19. Nova Scotia reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. (Matilde Campodonico/The Associated Press)

Nova Scotia reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the number of active cases in the province to 165.

The last time the province reported new cases in the single digits was Sept. 15, when six cases were announced.

Three of the new cases are in the central zone, two are in the western zone and one is in the northern zone.

A fourth patient in a non-COVID-19 unit at Valley Regional Hospital has tested positive for the virus. 

The province announced a small outbreak at the hospital in Kentville, N.S., on Tuesday. One person who tested positive is in intensive care at that hospital. The health authority is testing patients, staff and doctors who were identified as close contacts.

Sixteen people in Nova Scotia are now in hospital with the virus, including five in intensive care.

As of Wednesday, 77.2 per cent of Nova Scotians are fully vaccinated.

One additional school in the province was notified of an exposure on Tuesday. The province maintains a list of school exposures here.

Atlantic Canada COVID-19 case numbers

  • New Brunswick reported 69 new cases and five deaths, bringing the province's total to 99, on Wednesday. The province has 761 active cases and 55 people in hospital, including 16 in intensive care.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador reported nine new cases on Wednesday. There are 46 active cases, and five people are in hospital with the virus, including two in critical care.
  • Prince Edward Island reported three new cases on Tuesday. The province has seven active cases.

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