Province announces Three New Cases of COVID-19

There are three new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.  Provincial Health and Wellness Department officials say all of the new infections are in Central Zone. One is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada.  The other two cases are under investigation.

The number of active cases of the virus are dropping.  There are now 19 active cases.  On Monday, there were 27. No one is in hospital.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,045 Nova Scotia tests.

The province has also announced its COVID-19 immunization plan.  It will be conducted in three phases.

Phase 1 from now until April includes immunizing front-line health care workers; staff, designated caregivers and residents in long-term care; seniors living in the community who are 75 and older; and health care workers such as doctors, paramedics and home-care workers whose work involves direct contact with patients.

Phase 2 begins in May and will include remaining health-care workers and essential workers.

Phase 3 will begin in the summer and include all Nova Scotians who were not part of the Phase 1 and 2 priority groups.