Most COVID-19 Cases Reported Today Are Travel Related Or Close Contacts Of Previous Cases (Saturday, June 5, 2021)

From Health & Wellness

Today, June 5, Nova Scotia is reporting 18 new cases of COVID-19 and 45 recoveries.

There are 13 new cases in Central Zone. Twelve of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and one is under investigation.

Four cases are in Eastern Zone. Two of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and two are related to travel.

There is one new case in Western Zone and it is a close contact of a previously reported case.

There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

“Nova Scotians have done the hard work to bring down transmission of COVID-19 in our communities, which is why we are able to start enjoying patios, get a haircut and spend time with loved ones outside,” said Premier Iain Rankin.

“We still need to be cautious. Remember to continue to follow the public health measures and make regular testing part of your routine if you are socializing.”

As of today, Nova Scotia has 224 active cases of COVID-19. There are 20 people in hospital, including six in ICU. The median age of people hospitalized in the third wave is 52.5 for non-ICU, and 55.5 for people in ICU.

On June 4, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 4,065 tests.

“As we create more opportunities for Nova Scotians to regain some normalcy in their lives, it’s important that we stay vigilant, even for those who have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health.

“Testing is critical as we move through our reopening plan. It’s the only way to know how much virus is circulating, especially without population immunity from two doses.”

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