News release

Two New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries

Today, July 2, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and five recoveries.

One case is in Central Zone and is under investigation. The other case is in Eastern Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.

There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

“I’m pleased to see that we have another day with low case numbers,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “Nova Scotians have worked so hard to get us where we are today. While the case numbers are promising, please don’t become complacent. Follow the public health measures, get tested and get vaccinated if you haven’t already.”

There have been 4,151 cases from March 15 to June 30, 2021. Of those:

  • 26 (0.6 per cent) were fully vaccinated
  • 223 (5.4 per cent) were partially vaccinated
  • 3,902 (94 per cent) were unvaccinated

There were 252 people hospitalized. Of those:

  • 2 (0.8 per cent) were fully vaccinated
  • 27 (10.7 per cent) were partially vaccinated
  • 223 (88.5 per cent) were unvaccinated

Twenty-six people died. Of those:

  • 1 (3.8 per cent) was fully vaccinated
  • 3 (11.5 per cent) were partially vaccinated
  • 22 (84.6 per cent) were unvaccinated

As of today, Nova Scotia has 47 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, three people are in hospital COVID-19 units.

On July 1, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 2,936 tests.

There were 7,007 tests administered between June 25 and July 1 at the rapid-testing pop-up sites in Halifax, Hammonds Plains, Sackville, Dartmouth, Big Tancook Island and Sydney.

As of July 1, 961,653 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 253,331 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.

“The majority of our cases are among people who have not yet received the vaccine or who got COVID-19 before the vaccine had taken effect,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “This is an important reminder of the role vaccines play in our reopening plan. Ensuring everyone has access to the vaccine and gets both doses will help limit the spread of the virus, which will allow us to further ease restrictions in the future.”

Since April 1, there have been 4,100 positive COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 4,027 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

Testing advice:

Nova Scotians with or without symptoms can book a test at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en for primary assessment centres across the province. Those with no symptoms are strongly encouraged to use pop-up sites if they want to be tested.

More information on testing can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is advised to self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test. Everyone they live with must also self-isolate until the person receives their first negative test result. If the test is positive, public health will advise everyone about what to do.

Anyone advised by public health that they were a close contact needs to complete a full 14-day quarantine, regardless of test results. If the close contact is symptomatic, everyone they live with must also self-isolate until the person receives their first negative test result. If the test is positive, public health will advise everyone about what to do.

Symptoms and self-assessment:

Nova Scotians should visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to do a self-assessment if in the past 48 hours they have had or are currently experiencing mild symptoms, including:

  • fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening)
  • sore throat
  • runny nose/nasal congestion
  • headache
  • shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

People should call 811 if they cannot access the online self-assessment or wish to speak with a nurse about their symptoms.

Anyone with symptoms should immediately self-isolate and book a test.

Quick Facts:

  • a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22, 2020, and extended to July 11, 2021

Additional Resources:

More information on COVID-19 case data, testing and vaccines is available at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data/

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

Nova's Scotia's five-phase reopening plan, announced May 28, 2021: https://novascotia.ca/reopening-plan/

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen and operate at: https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia

More information about public health text notifications of positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts is available here: https://www.nshealth.ca/news/public-health-begins-contacting-positive-covid-19-cases-close-contacts-text-message

More information on what is considered essential travel is available here: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/travel/#from-outside-atlantic-canada

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus or 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Anyone needing help with a non-crisis mental health or addiction concern can call Community Mental Health and Addictions at 1-855-922-1122 (toll-free) weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

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