There are four new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. One case is in Central Zone, related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. That person is self-isolating as required.
Two cases are in Western Zone and are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. Both are self-isolating. One is a student at Acadia University in Wolfville. The student had completed the required 14-day self-isolation but tested positive shortly afterward and is self-isolating again.
One case is in Northern Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.
One of the cases reported Thursday in Northern Zone is connected to Ecole Acadienne de Truro, a pre-primary to grade 12 school in Truro. Although the case was reported yesterday, it came in after Thursday’s cut-off for reporting, it will appear on the data website and dashboard as one of the cases being reported today.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,450 Nova Scotia tests on Thursday.
Most public health restrictions will be extended until at least February 7th.
Some restrictions for sports and arts and culture organizations will be eased starting Monday. Sports teams can start playing games but spectators are not permitted. There can be no games or tournaments involving teams that would not regularly play against each other. Non-team sports can also resume competition, but without spectators and only among competitors who would regularly compete against each other.
The limit for sports practices, training and games and arts and culture rehearsals and classes will return to 50. Arts and culture performances can only be virtual and cannot have in-person spectators.
Also starting Monday, residents of adult service centres and regional rehabilitation centres can resume community visits for work and volunteering.