COVID-19: NS Senior Physician Says ‘Don’t Wait’ To Get Vaccinated As 19 New Cases Are Reported – Halifax | The Canadian News

Nova Scotia reported 19 new COVID-19 cases and 29 new recoveries on Wednesday.

The number of active cases has dropped to 127, a decline of 10 since Tuesday, although there is now one more person in the hospital for a total of 10.

In a statement, the province said that 14 of the new cases are in the Central Zone. Five are close contacts of previously reported cases and nine are under investigation.

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The province goes on to say that there are signs of community spread in that area in people “between 20 and 40 years old who are not vaccinated and participate in social activities.”

Dr. Robert Strang, medical director of health, said that most new cases continue to occur among people who are not fully vaccinated.

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“Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and those around you,” he said in the statement. “To everyone who is fully vaccinated, thank you. For all those who aren’t, please don’t wait. “

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There are also two cases in the Northern Zone, both of which are close contacts of previously reported cases.

Two cases are in the East Zone. One is a close contact from a previously reported case and the other is under investigation.

The last case is in the West Zone and is under investigation.

Nova Scotia Health labs completed 4,182 tests Tuesday.

According to the provincial COVID-19 panel, 79.7 percent of Nova Scotians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 73.8 percent are fully vaccinated.

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