N.S. breaks million-mark on testing, reports seven new cases of COVID-19 (Wed., July 21, 2021)

Nova Scotia Covid-19 update

This week Nova Scotia broke the million-mark on lab-based testing since the beginning of the pandemic, according to Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, Dr. Robert Strang.

“Testing has been critical in the fight against this virus. I want to thank Nova Scotians who stepped up time and time again to get tested and the many people who worked long and hard to establish and operate our testing program," said Strang. "While we work toward our minimum target of 75 per cent of Nova Scotians fully vaccinated, keep getting tested, especially if you have symptoms, and please, get your vaccine.”

Nova Scotia is also reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 today and three recoveries. Six of the new cases are in Central Zone. Three of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and three are related to travel. Two are connected to the Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Halifax.

One case is in Western Zone and is related to travel.

All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

Nova Scotians, with or without symptoms, can book a test at for primary assessment centres across the province. Individuals without symptoms are encouraged to use pop-up sites if they want to be tested.

People should call 811 if they cannot access the online self-assessment or wish to speak with a nurse about their symptoms.

Anyone with symptoms should immediately self-isolate and book a test.

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