Nova Scotia reports no new cases of COVID-19, 3 variant cases

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A nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on March 11, 2021. (Evan Mitsui/CBC - image credit)
A nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on March 11, 2021. (Evan Mitsui/CBC - image credit)

No new cases of COVID-19 were reported Monday in Nova Scotia as the province announced that three previously reported cases have now been identified as variant cases.

The variant, which was first identified in the U.K., was confirmed to be responsible for two cases in Nova Scotia's central health zone and one in the eastern zone.

Neither of the newly announced variant cases in the central zone is related to King's Wharf in Dartmouth, which was the subject of a potential exposure notification on Sunday after a confirmed variant case from earlier this month. That case is considered resolved.

Public Health has asked anyone who lives in, works at, or visited the apartment and condo complex between March 10 and 27 to get a COVID-19 test, regardless of symptoms.

2 of 3 variant cases resolved

The two newly announced variant cases in the central zone are related to international travel. One of those cases is resolved, while the person in the second case is still self-isolating.

The variant case in the eastern zone is related to travel in Canada, and that case is considered resolved.

According to a press release from the province, there is no sign of community spread from the variant cases.

So far, Nova Scotia has seen 17 cases of the variant first found in the U.K., and 10 of the variant first found in South Africa.

24 total COVID-19 cases

There has been one new recovery since Sunday, bringing the active caseload down to 24.

One person is currently in the hospital with COVID-19.

Laboratories in the province completed 2,003 tests on Sunday.

So far, 89,194 doses of vaccines have been administered to Nova Scotians, including 24,344 second doses.

New potential exposures

On Monday evening, Public Health reported five potential COVID-19 exposures. Three are locations in the central zone while two are in the northern zone.

Anyone who worked at, or visited, the following locations on the specified dates and times should immediately book a COVID-19 test online, regardless of whether they have symptoms.

  • Superstore at 295 NS-214 Elmsdale, on March 27 between 6 and 7:45 p.m. Anyone exposed may develop symptoms up to, and including, April 10.

  • Pizza Delight at 269 NS-214 Elmsdale, on March 27 between 6 and 7:30 p.m. Anyone exposed may develop symptoms up to, and including, April 10.

  • Chapters at 41 Micmac Blvd., Dartmouth, on March 21 between 1:40 and 2:55 p.m. Anyone exposed may develop symptoms up to, and including, April 4.

  • Walmart at 90 Lamont Terrace, Dartmouth, on March 21 between 2:15 and 3:45 p.m. Anyone exposed may develop symptoms up to, and including, April 4.

  • Dollarama at 85 Damascus Rd., Bedford, on March 21 between 3:25 and 4:35 p.m. Anyone exposed may develop symptoms up to, and including, April 4.

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