Shomporko Correspondent: The province of Nova Scotia confirmed 12 new instances of COVID-19 on Tuesday, as it prepares to launch the first part of its reopening plan.
Premier Iain Rankin stated in a statement, “I’m glad to see our instances trending downward, and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts.”
“However, just because there are fewer incidents does not imply we should ignore public health initiatives. As we begin Phase 1 of our reopening plan tomorrow, we are in a strong position. Let’s keep doing our part by adhering to public health guidelines and getting tested for COVID-19.”
On Monday, Nova Scotia Health laboratories conducted 3,576 tests. There are currently 38 individuals in hospitals, 15 of them are in critical condition.
Eight of the new cases are in the central health zone. Six are close contacts of previously reported cases and two are under investigation.
There are also three new cases in the eastern health zone, which includes two related to a previous case and one under investigation.
And one new case in the northern zone is a close contact of a previously reported case, the release said.
With 91 new recoveries since Monday, the number of active cases in the province has plummeted to 369.
As of May 30, the province has administered 583,873 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, 43,463 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.