Tuesday , April 20 2021

Nova Scotia announced four new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Nova Scotia reported four new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the province’s 32 active cases.

Two of the new cases are in a key health area. One is related to travel outside the area and the other is closely related to the previously reported case.

The other two cases are in the eastern region. Both were related to traveling outside the area.

All new cases are independent, according to the provincial bulletin.

The case, which was incorrectly reported on Friday in the central health zone, has been corrected for the western health zone, the release said.

Nova Scotia Health Labs conducted 2,352 COVID-19 tests on Friday.

Changes in vaccinability

Prime Minister Iain Rankin announced on Thursday that people aged 70 and over can now book Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.

New vaccination schedules have been added for the weeks of April 12 and April 19.

Nova Scotians aged 55-59 will be able to receive AstraZeneca with reservations from 6 April. The vaccine is currently only available to people aged 60-64.

The province has administered 111,403 doses of COVID-19, including 29,530 second doses.

Atlantic Canadian case numbers

  • On Saturday, New Brunswick reported nine new cases out of a total of 153 known active cases. Fourteen people are in the virus-related hospital, six in intensive care.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador announced one new case on Thursday. There were four known active cases in the province.
  • PEI announced one new case on Thursday. There were 13 active cases known on the island.

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