Nova Scotia

N.S. reports 40 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday

With 40 new cases of COVID-19 announced on Tuesday, Nova Scotia now has 248 active cases.

The province now has 248 active cases

A health-care worker holds up a sticker that says 'I got my COVID-19 vaccine' at the Halifax Convention Centre. Nova Scotia reported 40 new cases of the virus on Tuesday. (Robert Short/CBC)

Nova Scotia reported 40 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the number of active cases to 248.

Thirty-four of the new cases are in the central zone, four are in the western zone and two are in the northern zone. The province no longer provides information about the source of infections, such as whether newly reported cases are close contacts of previously reported cases, under investigation or related to travel.

Seventeen people are in hospital with COVID-19, including four in intensive care.

As of Tuesday, 75.4 per cent of Nova Scotians are fully vaccinated.

Labs in the province processed 3,603 COVID-19 tests on Monday. 

Premier Tim Houston and Dr. Robert Strang, the chief medical officer of health, will hold a briefing about COVID-19 on Wednesday at 3 p.m. AT. CBC Nova Scotia will live stream the update.

Atlantic Canada case numbers

  • New Brunswick reported one new death and 90 new cases on Tuesday. The province has 782 active cases and 50 people in hospital, including 23 in intensive care. New Brunswick is implementing a 14-day circuit breaker, which includes limiting Thanksgiving gatherings to single households.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador reported five new cases on Tuesday. The province has 153 active cases, and 13 people are in hospital, including five in critical care.
  • Prince Edward Island reported one new case on Tuesday, and has nine active cases.