Three New Cases of COVID-19 Identified in Nova Scotia

Provincial Health and Wellness Department officials say there are three new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.

One case in is Eastern Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada.  The person is a student at St. FX University.  The person is self-isolating as required.

The other two cases are in Central Zone.  One is a close contact of a previously reported case.  The other case is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada.  The number of active cases in Nova Scotia is now 31.  No one is in hospital.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,154 tests on Friday.

The province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang says as we see more cases among post-secondary students returning to Nova Scotia, it serves as a reminder of the importance and effectiveness of Nova Scotia’s public health measures.  He thanked the students who are completing their self-isolation and taking advantage of the opportunity to get tested which is helping to keep other students, staff and their neighbouring communities safe.