Nova Scotia Reports 1,147 New COVID-19 Cases Over Christmas, Boxing Day


Nova Scotia reported a total of 1,147 new cases of COVID-19 between December 25 and December 26.

On Christmas Day, 395 new cases were reported in the Central Zone, 98 in the Eastern Zone, 44 new cases in the North Zone and 32 cases in the Western Zone.

On Boxing Day, the province reported 431 new cases in the Central Zone, 56 new cases in the Eastern Zone, 52 in the North Zone and 39 new cases in the Western Zone.

On Christmas Eve, the province’s health authority completed 6,658 tests and another 4,491 were completed on Christmas Day.

Nova Scotia Public Health is experiencing delays in follow-up due to an increase in positive tests and cases. The province asks positive cases to contact their close contacts. The province says detailed follow-ups are being prioritized to support contact tracing in long-term care schools, health centers, prisons, shelters and other group settings.

The province’s online COVID-19 dashboard will not be updated until Wednesday.

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