Health officials in Nova Scotia report another 133 cases of COVID-19 Sunday

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HALIFAX — Health officials in Nova Scotia are reporting 133 new cases of COVID-19 today.

There are 117 cases in the province's Central Zone, nine cases in the Eastern Zone, one case in the Northern Zone and six cases in the Western Zone.

There is community spread in the Central Zone, which includes Halifax, and city Police continue to crack down on people violating the province's Health protection Act.

Police responded to three incidents overnight Saturday that resulted in 17 tickets that carry fines of $2,000 each.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority lab continues to experience a backlog due to the volume of testing in the province.

As of today, Nova Scotia has 822 active cases of COVID-19 and there are 34 people in hospital, including six in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 2, 2021.

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