Nova Scotia reports 25 new COVID-19 cases and 17 recoveries Tuesday.
Most of the cases, 14 of them, are in the Central Zone, which includes the regional municipality of Halifax. Eight of these cases are close contacts of previous cases and six are under investigation.
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“There are indications of community spread among people in the Central Zone between the ages of 20 and 40 who are not vaccinated and participate in social activities,” the province continues in a press release.
Five of the new cases are in the Northern Zone, where the province has said there is a large group among a group of unvaccinated people. Four of these cases are close contacts and one is under investigation.
There are three new cases in the West Zone, one of which involves close contact. The other two cases are under investigation.
There are also three cases in the East Zone. One is a close contact and the other two are under investigation.
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Nova Scotia now has 137 active cases. Nine people are hospitalized.
Laboratories in the province completed 2,984 tests on Monday.
According to the data panel, 73.6 percent of the province’s population is fully vaccinated. Another six percent have received a first dose of vaccine.
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The province has set a goal for October 4 to enter phase 5 of its reopening plan, which will remove most of the pandemic restrictions. The date was pushed back earlier this month as the number of cases began to rise.
A test of the immunization policy for non-essential services and events is also scheduled to begin on October 4.
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