Nova Scotia reports 72 new COVID-19 cases and 63 recoveries over a three-day period.
During that time, eight schools received exposure notifications, most of them in the Halifax area, and more schools in the township will now be closed due to an outbreak.
COVID-19 – How the fourth wave has hit NB and NS differently and the lessons to be learned from it
Of the new cases, 58 were in the Central Zone, eight in the North Zone, five in the West Zone and one in the East Zone.
“There is community dissemination in the Central Zone, mainly among people between 20 and 40 years old who are not vaccinated and participate in social activities,” the province continues in a press release.
Nova Scotia now has 208 active cases. Of these, 15 people are in the hospital, including three in the ICU.
More exhibitions and school closings
This afternoon, Public Health announced that it was recommending the closure of Joseph Howe Elementary and École Mer et Monde in Halifax to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Those schools will be closed to students starting tomorrow for a week. Principals will contact staff and families to learn from home.
Public health will have tests available at both schools next Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. M. At 5 p. M.
The closures come after the province announced last night that Dartmouth South Academy, a P-9 school, would be closed for five days from today.
According to the list of school exhibitions in the province, Dartmouth South Academy has received seven exhibit notices within a week of October 10.
In total, four Halifax Regional Education Center schools were forced to close due to COVID-19 cases this school year.
Duc d’Anville Elementary in Halifax’s Clayton Park neighborhood was also closed for a week, and asked students to receive a negative COVID-19 test before returning.
The province’s school show notifications list was sent out last weekend at Cumberland North Academy in Amherst, École Mer et Monde in Halifax, twice at Dartmouth South Academy in Dartmouth, Halifax West High in Halifax, Joseph Howe Elementary in Halifax and Beechville. Lakeside Timberlea Jr. Elementary in Timberlea.
COVID-19: Parents Call for Circuit Breaker at Another Halifax School
Test numbers and vaccination rates
Nova Scotia Health Authority laboratories completed 3,557 tests on October 15, 2,755 tests on October 16, and 2,792 tests on October 17.
The province notes that 1,547,472 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of these, 747,632 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.