Nova Scotia broke its daily COVID-19 case count record for the eighth consecutive day with 689 new cases.
There are 498 cases in the Central Zone, 55 cases in the East Zone, 79 cases in the North Zone and 57 cases in the West Zone.
As of Thursday, there are an estimated 3,844 active cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. Of these, 14 people are in the hospital, including four in the ICU.
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NSHA labs completed 8,181 tests the day before.
As of Wednesday, 1,758,286 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered. Of these, 793,489 Nova Scotians have received their second dose and 105,019 eligible Nova Scotians have received a third dose.
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The province also reported an outbreak at Roseway Manor in Shelburne on Thursday.
Two staff members tested positive for COVID-19. He is also not in the hospital nor has he had contact with the residents. All staff are fully vaccinated and 98 percent of residents are fully vaccinated and have received a booster shot.
No new cases have been reported at Parkstone Enhanced Care in Halifax. A total of two residents and one facility staff member tested positive. Nobody is in the hospital.
“Public health is working with the facility to prevent further spread. Greater public health measures and restrictions have been implemented, ”said the province.
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There are no new cases in Parkland Antigonish, a community for seniors. A total of three residents and two members of the retirement home staff tested positive. Nobody is in the hospital.
No new cases have been reported at Dartmouth General Hospital. There have been fewer than five patients with positive results, and all patients are being closely monitored and infection prevention and control measures are being implemented, the province said.
The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is also evaluating all patients and staff identified as a close contact.
No new cases have been reported at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish. The total number of cases is still less than five.
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As a precaution, NSHA said it is testing identified close contacts and that other infection prevention and control measures are being implemented.
“The tests will be available to all personnel and physicians at the site who want to be tested,” NSHA said.
No new cases have been reported on the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Center. There have been fewer than five patients who have tested positive, and all patients are being closely monitored and other infection prevention and control measures are being implemented.
The province said 11 schools were notified Wednesday of an exposure to COVID-19 at their school. A list of schools with exhibitions is available online: https://backtoschool.ednet.ns.ca/school-exposures
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