The Province of Nova Scotia is reporting 15 new COVID-19 cases today and one case connected to a school. They are also reporting 31 recoveries. There are 147 active cases in the province.
Nova Scotia announced one additional case that is connected to Citadel High School. This positive case was found after today’s reporting deadline so it will appear in tomorrow’s count.
The school is currently closed due to another case. The building is scheduled to re-open to students on Monday, June 14.
Central Zone: 12 new cases reported – Seven are close contacts of previous cases, three related to travel, two are under investigation
Eastern Zone: 3 new cases reported – Two cases are close contact of previous cases, one is related to travel.
Western Zone: 0 new cases reported
Northern Zone: 0 new cases reported
“As more and more Nova Scotians get vaccinated, I want to remind people of the continued importance of getting tested for COVID-19,” said Premier Iain Rankin.
“Testing is a key part of our reopening plan. If people continue to get tested, the health system can identify new cases of COVID-19 early on and limit the spread of the virus.”
There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.
“With the federal government’s announcement about the expected shipment of additional Moderna vaccine, I am hopeful that this will allow us to move through our vaccine rollout plan quicker than we had anticipated,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health.
“Getting two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine is crucial to reach maximum protection against COVID-19 and its variants.”