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2 cases and a major leap in vaccine delivery April 14

But Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 numbers also identify 18 more cases of the B117 variant.

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As we continue to request your patience for minimal case reports this week, let's get to the day's numbers.

The province is reporting two new COVID-19 cases today: "One case is in Central Zone and is related to travel outside Canada. The other case is in Eastern Zone and is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The people are self-isolating, as required. "

There are now 42 active cases in the province—another welcome drop from yesterday. Provincial labs completed 2,154 tests of Nova Scotians yesterday (which is average for the last week). And there were a record 12,261 doses of vaccine injected yesterday.

That vax rate is amazing, a huge jump from the previous record of about 8,500 doses in one day, set last Thursday.

In less wonderful news, the province is also announcing that 18 positive cases have been identified as the B117 strain of the virus. "These were previously reported cases. Ten were related to travel, seven were close contacts of previously reported cases and the other case remains under investigation.

"This brings the total number of cases of the UK variant in Nova Scotia to 41. The number of South African variant cases remains at 10."

Where Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 cases are on Wednesday, April 14

HEALTH ZONE & NETWORK NEW CASES CLOSED CASES ACTIVE CASES
Western zone totals 0 new 1 closed 8 active
Yarmouth - 1 -
Lunenburg - - 1
Wolfville - - 7
Central zone totals 1 new 4 closed 26 active
West Hants - - -
Halifax - 2 16
Dartmouth - 2 4
Bedford 1 - 4
Eastern Shore - - -
Northern zone totals 0 new 0 closed 2 active
Truro - - 1
Amherst - - -
Pictou - - 1
Eastern zone totals 1 new 0 closed 6 active
Antigonish - - -
Inverness - - -
Sydney 1 - 6

TABLE NOTES The totals for the health zones (Northern, Eastern, Western, Central) may be different than the totals you'd get by adding up the numbers in the Community Health Networks that make up each zone, because the province doesn't track all cases at the community network level. The zone totals reflect every case in the area; the community network numbers only show cases that can be localized to a region inside the bigger area. The names of the community networks here have been adapted/shortened for simplicity (click to download the province's PDF map with the exhaustively complete network names). All data comes from the Nova Scotia COVID-19 data page. We use a dash (-) instead of a zero (0) where applicable in the health network numbers to make the table easier to read.

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