N.S. reports 26 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

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A sign encourages patrons of a business to wear masks, sanitize hands and keep their distance from others. (CBC - image credit)
A sign encourages patrons of a business to wear masks, sanitize hands and keep their distance from others. (CBC - image credit)

Nova Scotia is reporting 26 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the active caseload to 169.

The bulk of the new cases are in the central zone (18), eastern zone (four), northern zone (3) and western zone (1).

Nine of the new cases are in children 11 and under.

There are 10 people in hospital with the virus, including one in intensive care.

As of Friday's update, 78.3 per cent of Nova Scotians were fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Nova Scotia: Daily new COVID-19 cases

The vaccination status of the 87 cases of COVID-19 announced between Oct. 21-27 are:

  • 23 (26.4 per cent) were fully vaccinated.

  • Three (3.4 per cent) were partially vaccinated.

  • 61 (70.1 per cent) were unvaccinated.

The two deaths reported during that timeframe involved individuals who were not vaccinated against COVID-19.

Drop-in vaccine clinics in central zone

Nova Scotia Health is offering drop-ins clinics for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the central zone over the next couple of weeks. The clinics are open to anyone age 12 and older for their first or second dose:

  • Parents and Children Together Resource Centre (Suite 102-1114 Cole Harbour Rd., Cole Harbour) on Monday, Nov. 1, noon to 4 p.m.

  • Dartmouth North Library (105 Highfield Park Dr., Dartmouth) on Thursday, Nov. 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Upper Musquodoboit Fellowship Hall (8397 NS-224, Upper Musquodoboit) on Friday, Nov. 5, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • North Grove (Unit 140-6 Primrose St., Dartmouth) on Monday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Captain William Spry Public Library (16 Sussex St., Halifax) on Monday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Keshen Goodman Public Library (330 Lacewood Dr., Halifax) on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Arabic interpreters on site.

  • YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs (104-7071 Bayers Rd., Halifax) on Friday, Nov. 12, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • East Preston Recreation Centre (24 Brooks Dr., East Preston) on Friday, Nov. 12, from 1 to 6 p.m.

  • Sackville Public Library (636 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville) on Monday, Nov. 15, from 3 to 7 p.m.

To be eligible for a second dose, it must be at least 28 days since the first dose, or at least 21 days if the first dose was Pfizer. People will be asked to provide their health card number if they have one and ID at the vaccine clinic.

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