11 new COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia on Tuesday

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A health-care worker dispenses Moderna vaccine from a vial. As of Tuesday, nearly 70 per cent of Nova Scotians had been fully vaccinated. (Robert Short/CBC - image credit)
A health-care worker dispenses Moderna vaccine from a vial. As of Tuesday, nearly 70 per cent of Nova Scotians had been fully vaccinated. (Robert Short/CBC - image credit)

Nova Scotia reported 11 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

Seven of the cases are in the central zone, including three related to travel. Four are close contacts of previously reported cases.

Two cases are in the northern zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases. Two cases are in the western zone and related to travel.

There have been 18 recoveries, bringing the active case total in the province to 49. There are currently no hospitalizations related to COVID-19.

Nova Scotia Health labs completed 2,387 tests on Monday.

Premier-designate Tim Houston and Dr. Robert Strang, the province's chief medical officer of health, announced Monday the province aims to move into Phase 5 of its reopening plan on or before Sept.15. It would mean the end of mandatory public health rules like masking, gathering limits and physical distancing.

This phase is contingent upon 75 per cent of the population having two doses of vaccine.

As of Tuesday, 69.6 per cent of Nova Scotians had received a second dose

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