N.S. reports 50 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday

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A pharmacist draws a dose of COVID-19 vaccine. (CBC - image credit)
A pharmacist draws a dose of COVID-19 vaccine. (CBC - image credit)

Nova Scotia reported 50 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the active caseload in the province to 213.

There are 20 cases each in the western and northern zones, eight cases in the central zone and two in the eastern zone.

Public Health is investigating the new cases to understand the increased numbers.

Nine people are in hospital with COVID-19, including one in intensive care.

As of Thursday, 78.8 per cent of Nova Scotians are fully vaccinated.

Health authority labs completed 4,012 tests on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, two schools — Cumberland North Academy in Amherst and Springhill Junior-Senior High in Springhill — were notified of exposures. A full list of school exposures is available on the province's website.

Premier Tim Houston and Dr. Robert Strang, the chief medical officer of health, will hold a COVID-19 briefing on Friday at noon. The briefing will be live streamed here.

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