Five New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

There are five new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.  Provincial Health and Wellness Department officials say two cases are in Central Zone and are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada.  They are self-isolating as required. One of the cases is a student at Dalhousie University in Halifax who lives off campus.

One case is in Western Zone and related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada.  The person is a

Northwood resident Ann Hicks, 77, is one of the first long-term care residents at Northwood to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Staff nurse Amanda Parsons administered the shot. (Nova Scotia Government photo)

student of Acadia University in Wolfville.  The student lives on campus and has been self-isolating

Two cases are in Northern Zone.  One case is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada; the other is a close contact of  previously reported case.

There are 26 active cases; no one is in hospital.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,193 Nova Scotia tests on Sunday.

Premier Stephen McNeil says the province’s vaccine rollout took another important step Monday with the first clinic at a long-term care facility, Northwood’s Halifax Campus.  There was also a second clinic at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney.