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Announcing 73 New COVID-19 Cases In Nova Scotia – Signs Of Community Spread Within Unvaccinated In Central Zone

There will be a COVID-19 briefing tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14 at 3:00PM

Today, the Province of Nova Scotia is announcing 73 new cases of COVID-19 since their last report on Friday, September 10. 2021.

Thirty two new cases were reported on September 11. Twenty nine new cases on September 12. Twelve new cases are being reported today.

Thirty six of the cases are in Northern Zone. Thirty two are close contacts of previously reported cases. Three are related to travel. One is under investigation.

Northern Zone has a large cluster of linked cases in a defined group. Most of the group is unvaccinated, so more cases are expected.

Thirty-one cases are in Central Zone. Eleven are close contacts of previously reported cases. Nine are related to travel. Eleven are under investigation.

There are signs of community spread among those in Central Zone aged 20 to 40 who are unvaccinated and participating in social activities.

Four cases are in Eastern Zone. Three are related to travel. One is under investigation.

Two cases are in Western Zone. One is a close contact of a previously reported case. One is related to travel.

“We knew we’d get cases in the fourth wave and, like elsewhere, it’s among people who are not vaccinated,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “This highlights the importance of getting the vaccine. It’s the best line of defence against COVID-19.”

As of today, Nova Scotia has 125 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, four people are in hospital COVID-19 units.

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