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18 New COVID-19 Cases – Weekly Stats Released + State Of Emergency Renewed (Friday, September 17, 2021)

From Health & Wellness
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Today, Sept. 17, Nova Scotia is reporting 18 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 recoveries.

Twelve of the cases are in Central Zone. Ten are close contacts of previously reported cases. Two are under investigation.

There are signs of community spread among those in Central Zone aged 20 to 40 who are unvaccinated and participating in social activities.

Five of the cases are in Northern Zone. Four are close contacts of previously reported cases. One is related to travel.

There is a large cluster of linked cases in a defined, unvaccinated group in Northern Zone and more cases are expected.

One case is in Western Zone. It is related to travel.

There have been 4,609 cases from March 15 to Sept. 16, 2021. Of those:

  • 99 (2.1 per cent) were fully vaccinated
  • 275 (6.0 per cent) were partially vaccinated
  • 4,235 (91.9 per cent) were unvaccinated

There were 260 people hospitalized. Of those:

  • 3 (1.1 per cent) were fully vaccinated
  • 28 (10.8 per cent) were partially vaccinated
  • 229 (88.1 per cent) were unvaccinated

Twenty-eight people died. Of those:

  • 1 (3.6 per cent) was fully vaccinated
  • 3 (10.7 per cent) were partially vaccinated
  • 24 (85.7 per cent) were unvaccinated

As of today, Nova Scotia has 162 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, six people are in hospital COVID-19 units.

There were 3,570 tests administered between Sept. 10 and Sept. 16 at the rapid-testing pop-up sites in Halifax and Dartmouth.

On Sept. 16, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 3,849 tests.

As of Sept. 16, 1,480,851 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 711,312 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.

Since April 1, there have been 4,570 positive COVID-19 cases and 28 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 4,380 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure safety measures and other important actions can continue. The order will take effect at noon, Sunday, Sept. 19, and extend to noon, Sunday, Oct. 3, unless government terminates or extends it

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