COVID Stubbornly Resurfaces in Nova Scotia
While COVID numbers are surging out of control throughout Canada and beyond, the number of positive tests in Nova Scotian is steadily creeping upward.
Nova Scotia Health reported eight new cases yesterday and seven more today. All seem to be related to travel and those close to people who did.
None of the cases have reached the Northern Zone, which includes Cumberland County.
The spike in new infections follows Friday’s announcement of the death of a woman over 80 from the Central Zone. The brings the provincial total to 67 deaths.
Provincial officials are particularly concerned about infection of a second staff member at Glasgow Hall, a long-term care home in Dartmouth.
The province is facing infections from a number of variants from the original coronavirus, particularly a strain identified as the UK variant which is proving to spread more easily—now 63 cases—and bears a more virulent reaction while seeming to affect a much younger age group that the evidence from last year.
Premier Iain Rankin says, “As we continue to fight this virus and variant strains, it's more important than ever that Nova Scotians remain vigilant, follow all public health measures, and get vaccinated as soon as it's their turn.”
The government has extended the public health emergency order for another two weeks, while imposing isolation requirements on visitors coming across the New Brunswick border, and postponed the planned reopening of the Atlantic Bubble.
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