Nova Scotia reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, mostly among unvaccinated

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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting 19 new cases of COVID-19 today.

Health officials say 14 cases have been identified in the Halifax area, while two are in the province's northern zone, two are in the eastern zone and one is in the western zone.

Officials say there remain signs of community spread in the Halifax area among people aged 20 to 40 who are unvaccinated and participating in social activities.

In a news release, Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, says most of the people contracting the virus haven't been vaccinated, and he's urging people who haven't had their shots, "please don't wait."

According to provincial data, 79.7 per cent of Nova Scotians have had one dose of a vaccine, while 73.8 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.

The province has 127 known active cases of novel coronavirus with 10 people in hospital as a result of the disease.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 22, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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