Twelve New Cases of COVID-19 Identified

There are 12 new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.  Provincial Health and Wellness department officials say two cases are in Western Zone.  One is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada.  The other case is a close contact of a previously reported case.

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

Nine cases are in Central Zone. Seven are close contacts of previously reported cases.  One case is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada.  The other case is under investigation.

One of the cases reported on Monday, which remains under investigation has been identified as a student at Dalhousie University who lives on campus.

Post-secondary students returning from outside of Atlantic Canada are encouraged to visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test for day 6, 7 or 8 of their 14-day self-isolation period. COVID-19 testing appointments can be booked up to three days in advanced.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,578 Nova Scotia tests on Tuesday.