Today, Nova Scotia is reporting 40 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 recoveries across the province. Nova Scotia has 248 active cases of COVID-19. Seventeen people are in hospital, including four in ICU.
There are 34 cases reported in Central Zone, four cases reported in Western Zone and two cases reported in Northern Zone.
The Province says there is community spread in Central Zone, primarily among people aged 20 to 40 who are unvaccinated and participating in social activities.
On October 4, one school was notified of an exposure(s) at the school. The Province says an exposure associated with a school does not mean there is spread within the school or that the initial case was first exposed to the virus in the school.
Staff, parents and guardians are notified of exposures if a positive case (student, teacher or staff) was at the school while infectious.
A list of schools with exposures is available online: https://backtoschool.ednet.ns.ca/school-exposures.