Nova Scotia increases focus on vaccinations as COVID-19 cases remain low

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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health says low COVID-19 case numbers are enabling his province to focus efforts on its vaccination program.

Dr. Robert Strang said today there is nothing in the investigation of active infections that is causing health officials any "undue concern."

Nova Scotia reported one new case of COVID-19 today and has 17 active reported infections.

Strang says the province is nearing the end of its "limited supply phase" and is now in the position to distribute the increasing amounts of vaccine it expects to receive over the coming months.

Premier Iain Rankin says the province expects to get more than 100,000 doses of vaccine by the end of this month, which is more than the total amount it has received to date.

As of Thursday, health officials say they had administered 46,891 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including 15,655 booster shots.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 12, 2021.

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