Nova Scotia reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday — just three cases shy of the province’s single-day record set in April of last year.
The province now has 201 active cases. Four people are in hospital.
Forty-four cases are in Central Zone, one of which was identified Friday, April 23, at Oyster Pond Academy in Oyster Pond.
Four cases are in Eastern Zone, one of which was identified Friday at Shipyard Elementary in Sydney.
Four cases are in Northern Zone, one of which was also identified Friday at Cobequid Educational Centre in Truro.
“We are at a critical point in our effort to get the pandemic under control. Case numbers are climbing to first wave levels and there is community spread in HRM,” said Premier Iain Rankin in a press release.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 7,910 Nova Scotia tests on April 23.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia said it has completed 372,224 tests. There have been 901 positive COVID-19 cases and two deaths.
There are 698 resolved cases.