Nova Scotia reports 8 new COVID-19 cases Saturday

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On Friday, Premier Iain Rankin announced that COVID-19 vaccination eligibility is opening to the 65-69 age category.  (Robert Short/CBC - image credit)
On Friday, Premier Iain Rankin announced that COVID-19 vaccination eligibility is opening to the 65-69 age category. (Robert Short/CBC - image credit)

Nova Scotia is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

Six of the cases are in the central health zone, three related to travel outside of Canada. The other three cases are close contacts of previously reported cases.

The remaining two cases are in the western zone with one related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The other is under investigation.

All individuals are self-isolating.

"Compared to what is happening in other places across the country and around the world, we are fortunate to continue to see low COVID-19 activity in Nova Scotia," Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, said in a news release Saturday.

"I also want to thank Nova Scotians for keeping up the good work to keep themselves and each other protected against COVID-19."

There are now 43 known active cases in the province. No one is in hospital with the virus.

Nova Scotia Health labs completed 2,339 tests on Friday.

"It is important we stay ahead of this virus and that means we all have a role to play," Premier Iain Rankin said in a news release Saturday.

"We have done so well and thank you to Nova Scotians for that. So, please continue to follow public health measures to protect you, your family and friends."

On Friday, Rankin announced that COVID-19 vaccination eligibility opened to those in the 65-69 age category.

Anyone in that group can book a vaccine appointment online or by phone.

New exposure notices

Nova Scotia Health issued new exposure notices for two flights and one restaurant on Saturday.

Anyone who worked at or visited the following location on the specified date and times should book a COVID-19 test on the self-assessment website or by contacting 811, regardless of whether they have COVID-19 symptoms.

Individuals who were at the following locations during the listed times do not have to self-isolate while they await test results, unless they have symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Burger King New Minas at 9148 Commercial St., New Minas on April 9 between 1-2:30 p.m. Anyone exposed may develop symptoms through April 23.

Anyone who was on the following flights on the specified dates and times should book a COVID-19 test on the self-assessment website or by contacting 811, regardless of whether they have COVID-19 symptoms.

Individuals who were at the following locations during the listed times do not have to self-isolate while they await test results, unless they have symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Air Canada Flight 604 from Toronto on Sunday Apr. 4 (7:50 a.m.) arriving in Halifax (10:51 a.m). Passengers in rows 19-25 seats A, B, C and D. Anyone exposed may develop symptoms through April 18.

  • WestJet Flight 232 from Calgary on Monday Apr. 5 (7:42 a.m.) arriving in Halifax (5:17 p.m). Passengers in rows 17-23 seats C, D, E and F. Anyone exposed may develop symptoms through April 19.

Atlantic Canada case numbers

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