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Nova Scotia reports 1 new COVID-19 case Tuesday, set to receive largest shipment of Pfizer vaccines

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WATCH: Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Premier Stephen McNeil reported one new case of the coronavirus on Tuesday and said nine cases remain active – Feb 9, 2021

Nova Scotia reported one new case of the coronavirus on Tuesday and said nine cases remain active in the province.

The new case is located in the central zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada.

Only seven new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Nova Scotia in February.

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Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Robert Strang, said at a COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday that more vaccines are coming.

He said this week’s shipment will include 1,950 Pfizer doses, but the province will receive its largest shipment of the Pfizer vaccine next week with 8,775 doses slated to arrive.

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Strang also noted that Prince Edward Island is the only province Nova Scotians can travel to without having to self-isolate for 14 days, but he advises people against travelling outside of the province during the pandemic.

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Premier Stephen McNeil, who was also at the briefing, announced that anyone travelling into Nova Scotia from Newfoundland and Labrador must now quarantine for 14 days. This is due to the COVID-19 outbreak there.

As of Tuesday, Newfoundland reported 30 new cases and said 57 active cases remain in the province.

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Nova Scotia Health completed 1,741 Nova Scotia tests on Feb. 8, bringing the total number of tests completed in the second wave of the pandemic to 172,678.

There have been 498 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths since Oct. 1, 2020. One person is currently in hospital, in intensive care.

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