NOTE: Nova Scotia is issuing abbreviated COVID-19 news releases on weekends. The online dashboard will not be updated until Monday, January 10.
Today, January 8, Nova Scotia is reporting 1,145 new cases of COVID-19.
There are 598 cases in Central Zone, 240 cases in Eastern Zone, 180 cases in Western Zone and 127 cases in Northern Zone.
On January 7, NSHA's labs completed 7,437 tests.
Because of a spike in testing and positive cases, public health is experiencing delays in follow-up. All people who test positive should contact their close contacts. Public health is prioritizing contact tracing in long-term care, healthcare facilities, correctional facilities, shelters and other group settings.
Information about testing, self-isolation and case management is available at: http://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus .
Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus
Information on provincewide restrictions that took effect on December 22, and other public health measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19, is available at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/restrictions-and-guidance/
More information on COVID-19 case data, testing and vaccines is available at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data/
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-notifying-positive-covid-19-cases-text-advising-notify-close-contacts
Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus or 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free) .