Nova Scotia reports record-breaking 148 cases of COVID-19


Sumary of Nova Scotia reports record-breaking 148 cases of COVID-19:

  • Nova Scotia health officials reported a record-breaking 148 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as Public Health works to clear a backlog of tens of thousands of tests..
  • “We are in a serious place right now and every Nova Scotian needs to be vigilant, stay home, and make the new public health measures a way of life for the next while.”.
  • Out of the new cases, 129 are in the province central health zone, 17 are in the eastern health zone and two are in the western health zone..
  • The release said two new central zone cases are residents of the Clarmar Residential Care Facility, a residential care home in Dartmouth..
  • The province is no longer regularly releasing the exposure category — such as travel, close contact or under investigation — due to the increased number of investigations..
  • The release said community spread has been confirmed in the central health zone and the province is monitoring the other health zones for community spread..
  • While case numbers had declined between Wednesday and Friday, Dr. Robert Strang, the province chief medical officer of health, warned on Friday that there was a large backlog of tests and the province should be prepared to see “substantially higher case numbers”…

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