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N.S. top doctor pleads for people to get fully vaccinated, reports 1 new case

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Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health says the province is still in the race against COVID-19 and the Delta variant until at least 75 per cent of residents are fully vaccinated.

As cases continue to stay low, Dr. Robert Strang says Delta variant cases are causing outbreaks in Canada and other countries.

“Until at least 75 per cent of all Nova Scotia have two doses, measures like masks and indoor physical distancing need to continue,” said Strang in a COVID-19 briefing.

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As of Wednesday, 75 per cent of all Nova Scotians have either received their first dose or booked to get one. About 1,400 people recieved their first dose the day prior.

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“We need to see these numbers continue,” Strang said.

He said he’s watching other countries, like the United Kingdom, where Delta variants account for most of their cases spreading in unvaccinated populations, and that’s not something he wants to see happen in the province.

As of Tuesday, 1,035,587 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in total. Of those, 322,733 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.

“We’re still in the race against COVID-19 and the Delta variants, and the sooner we are fully vaccinated, the safer we are,” said Strang.

New case

Nova Scotia reported one new case of COVID-19 and six recoveries on Wednesday.

The case is in Central Zone and is related to travel.

As of Wednesday, the province said Nova Scotia has 39 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, one person is hospitalized in ICU.

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On July 6, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 3,891 tests.

Since April 1, there have been 4,120 positive COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths.

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There are 4,055 resolved cases.

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