Nova Scotia is reporting 31 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 recoveries since the last report on August 27. The province does currently report COVID-19 cases on weekends.
Twenty-six of the cases reported are in Central Zone. Fourteen are related to travel. Eight are close contacts of previously reported cases. Four are under investigation.
Three of the cases are in Northern Zone. One is related to travel. Two are close contacts of previously reported cases.
Two of the cases are in Western Zone. One is a close contact of a previously reported case. One is under investigation.
“We expected to see an increase in case numbers in Nova Scotia as we’ve been seeing in other provinces,” said Dr. Shelley Deeks, Nova Scotia’s deputy chief medical officer of health.
“It’s important to understand most of these cases are related to travel and they are strictly adhering to the public health measures. We need to continue to keep each other safe by ensuring everyone 12 years of age and over is vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, getting tested if you have symptoms and continuing to follow public health measures.”
Nova Scotia now has 71 active cases of COVID-19. There are currently no hospitalizations.
There were 2,953 tests on August 27; 2,378 tests on August 28; and 1,832 tests on August 29.