- The dashboard, the province’s COVID-19 tracking site, is expected to be operational again on Thursday.
- On Wednesday, Nova Scotia had another record-breaking number of COVID-19 cases, with 537 positive test results.
In addition to the cases, a man in his 50s died from COVID-19 in the northern zone.
“I am anguished to learn of the death of another Nova Scotian so close to what should be a joyous time of year. I extend my earnest condolences to the bereaved family and friends, “Premier Tim Houston announced in a statement.
There are 434 cases in the central zone, 36 in the eastern zone, 44 in the northern zone, and 23 in the western zone. Ten people are in the hospital, three of whom are critical.
Because of a testing backlog, it’s unclear how many active cases there are. However, the province anticipates that its COVID-19 tracking website, experiencing data delays, will be operational again by Thursday.
Due to delays in Public Health’s case management system, most positive cases released on Wednesday are lab results rather than Panorama results. According to the province, this “better reflects the situation on the ground.”
The province declared a public health emergency at Dartmouth General Hospital. So far, only five people have tested positive.
An additional patient has tested positive at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish, but there are still fewer than five cases.
There are no new cases to information at the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s Halifax Infirmary, where fewer than five patients have tested positive so far. An additional Parkstone Enhanced Care resident in Halifax has tested positive. Two residents and one member of the facility’s staff have tested positive. Nobody is in the hospital. Everyone at the facility received two doses of the vaccine, and those who qualified received a booster shot.
Another resident of Parkland Antigonish, a senior living community, tested positive as well. Three residents and two members of the retirement home’s staff have tested positive. Nobody is in the hospital. Every member of the staff and every resident has been fully vaccinated.
There have been no new cases associated with Ocean View Continuing Care Centre in Eastern Passage. Three staff people have tested positive, but no one is in the hospital. All staff and 97% of residents have been fully vaccinated. Eighty-six percent of those who are eligible have received a booster shot.
Source: CBC News
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