Nova Scotia reports 5 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday

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Nova Scotia has 25 known active cases of COVID-19 (Sam Nar/CBC - image credit)
Nova Scotia has 25 known active cases of COVID-19 (Sam Nar/CBC - image credit)

Nova Scotia reported five new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, all in the central health zone.

The new cases are close contacts of previously reported cases, including one probable case reported on Friday at Sackville Heights Junior High in Lower Sackville.

The school is closed for cleaning. It is expected to reopen April 1.

Nova Scotia Health labs completed 1,912 tests on Friday.

In a news release, Premier Iain Rankin said a mobile testing unit will be set up at the Sackville legion on Saturday and Sunday as a result of two recent cases connected to area schools.

The unit will offer testing between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m to drop-ins and via online appointment.

On Friday, the province announced it is expanding vaccination eligibility to those between 75-79. People in that age group can book their vaccination appointment online.

As of Thursday, 83,148 doses have been administered in Nova Scotia, including 23,662 second doses.

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