Today, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A man in his 80s in Central Zone has died. The Province is reporting 83 new COVID-19 Cases and 46 recoveries since the last update on Friday, September 24. As of today, Nova Scotia has 205 active cases of COVID-19. Eleven people are in hospital, including one in ICU.
“On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer our condolences to the family and friends grieving the loss of their loved one,” said Premier Tim Houston.
“The actions of every single Nova Scotian are critical right now. Everyone has a role to play to keep this virus under control. Let’s do it together – get vaccinated, and stay home and get tested if you have symptoms.”
Over the past three days, there have been 65 cases reported in Central Zone, eight cases in Western Zone, six cases in Northern Zone and four cases in Eastern 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.
“It is never easy to hear that a Nova Scotian has passed away as a result of COVID-19. My thoughts and prayers are with those who are grieving,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of health.
“This is a sad day, and it reminds us how serious the virus is. I cannot emphasize enough how critical it is to get vaccinated and follow public health measures to prevent further illness and death from this virus.”
Due to an increased number of investigations, the exposure category (i.e., travel, close contact or under investigation) is not always available by release time. Nova Scotia will not be regularly providing breakdown by zone identifying exposure categories.