Zero new infectino, zero recoveries, zero hospitalizations. All we need now is zero active cases.

COVID cases and news for Nova Scotia on Wednesday, Jul 28

Updates including briefings, infections and our daily map of community COVID-19.

NOTE: This day is now over. Click for the latest on COVID-19 from The Coast. Or for an informative look back at Nova Scotia's evolving pandemic response, keep on reading.

Zero daze

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Reopening status
Phase 4

New cases

New recoveries

New deaths

Active cases

Days in a row without cases

Total cases in Nova Scotia during pandemic

Total COVID deaths

It's not just a zero day, but a double zero day as the province is reporting both no new infections and no recoveries on Wednesday. "As of today, Nova Scotia has nine active cases of COVID-19," says the latest provincial report. "There are currently no hospitalizations." Oh snap, make that a triple zero day!

Wednesday's report is exceptionally short, which is a good thing: There's just not much COVID happening in Nova Scotia. Local labs processed 2,704 tests yesterday, a respectable amount that's higher than the current daily average. But in terms of disease activity, our map and table haven't changed much from yesterday.

Vaccinations are up slightly from the Tuesday report, with clinics across the province injecting 13,821 arms yesterday, compared to about 11,500 the day before. But the number of people who got their first dose dropped from nearly 1,800 people in Tuesday's report to 1,505 today, so the percentage of Nova Scotians with at least one dose didn't go up as much as it has on some recent days.

Currently 75.73 percent of the population has received at least one vaccination, a tiny jump from the 75.58 percent yesterday. The population fully vaccinated with two doses had a larger increase, from 58.64 percent to 59.9 percent. Here's hoping that the most exciting COVID development tomorrow is the double-dosed number passing the 60 percent mark.

Map of cases in community health networks

This infographic was created by The Coast using daily case data from Nova Scotia's official COVID-19 dashboard. Our goal is for this to be the best NS COVID map around, clearer and more informative than the province or any other media organization provides. To get there we do an analysis of the data to find each day's new and resolved case numbers in the 14 community health networks, information the province does not provide. For a different but still highly accessible approach to the latest COVID statistics, check out our case table.

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Case table of the health networks

The Coast uses data logged from Nova Scotia's official COVID-19 dashboard in order to provide this tabulated breakdown. The province reports the number of active cases in each of Nova Scotia's 14 community health networks, but we do the math to be able to report the new and resolved case numbers. We also map the data to provide a different view of the case information.

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New and active cases visualized

This interactive graph charts COVID activity in Nova Scotia's third wave, comparing daily new cases with that day’s active caseload. The dark line tracks the rise and fall of new infections reported by the province, which hit a Nova Scotian pandemic record high of 227 cases in a single day on May 7. The green area is the province's caseload, which peaked May 10 at 1,655 active cases. Click or however over any point on the graph and the detail for that moment will pop up. To focus on just new or active cases, you can click the legend at the top left of the graph to hide or reveal that data set.

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Vaccination in the population

How many Nova Scotians already have one dose of vaccine? How many are fully vaccinated with two doses? And how close are we to the herd immunity goal of 75 percent of the province fully vaxxed? These questions are answered in our chart of the vaccination rate in Nova Scotia since the province started reporting these numbers in January 2021, breaking out people who've had a single dose separate from those who've had the full complement of two doses. (Here's more information about the 75 percent target and what it will take to get there.) Note: The province doesn't update vaccination numbers on weekends.

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Click here for yesterday's COVID-19 news roundup, for July 27, 2021.

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