From Health & Wellness
Today, May 22, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 60s has died in Central Zone.
There have now been 77 COVID-19 related deaths in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia is also reporting 64 new cases of COVID-19 and 116 recoveries.
There are 46 cases in Central Zone, 10 in Eastern Zone, seven in Northern Zone and one in Western Zone.
“On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer sincere condolences to the family mourning the loss of their loved one today,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “Our active cases may be declining but COVID-19 is still in our province and continues to have devastating impacts on families.”
There is community spread in Central Zone and in Sydney. Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. There are some areas of concern, particularly in Bridgewater, New Minas and Kentville. Testing has been increased in these areas.
As of today, Nova Scotia has 975 active cases of COVID-19. There are 74 people in hospital, including 20 in ICU. The median age of people hospitalized in the third wave is 55 for non-ICU, and 59 for people in ICU.
On May 21, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 8,588 tests.
The province also marks another vaccine milestone today, administering the 500,000 dose. Zach Churchill, Minister of Health and Wellness visited City Drug Store in Yarmouth to celebrate the milestone. Two-thirds of vaccinations now occur in pharmacies. To date, more than 45 per cent of Nova Scotians have received at least one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The province is on track to provide a first dose to every Nova Scotian who is able to receive one by the end of June.
“It is difficult to hear that another family has suffered the loss of a loved one today,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “This is one of the sad days, and it reminds us how serious this virus is. But, as we mark another vaccine milestone, I feel encouraged by the choice Nova Scotians are making to help protect each other.”
Since April 1, there have been 3,471 positive COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 2,485 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.