Today, Nova Scotia is reporting 32 new COVID-19 cases and one death. A man in his 70s in Northern Zone has died. Nova Scotia has 205 active cases of COVID-19. Thirteen people are in hospital, including one in ICU.
“Another family is suffering the loss of a loved one, and on behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer our condolences to those grieving,” said Premier Tim Houston.
“This virus is serious and can have devastating impacts. Do your part and get vaccinated if you haven’t done so already. Together we can slow the spread of the virus.”
There is community spread in Central Zone, mainly among people aged 20 to 40 who are unvaccinated and participating in social activities.
Central Zone: 27 new cases reported
Northern Zone: 3 new cases reported
Eastern Zone: 2 new cases reported
Western Zone: 0 new cases reported
“My thoughts and prayers are with those who are grieving the loss of their loved one,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health.
“The vaccine can help prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death. I urge Nova Scotians to get both doses and continue to protect themselves and the people around them.”
On September 27, seven schools were notified of an exposure(s) at their school. 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.
All 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
On September 27, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 4,947 tests.