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COVID-19: Nova Scotia reports 24 new cases, mostly in Central Zone

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Nova Scotia health officials reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 and 32 recoveries on Wednesday.

Most of the cases — 23 — are in Central Zone, where the province continues to say there is community spread “primarily among people aged 20 to 40 who are unvaccinated and participating in social activities.”

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The last case is in Western Zone.

Nova Scotia Health labs completed 2,034 tests on Tuesday.

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There are now 187 active cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. Of those, 16 people are in hospital, including two in ICU.

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According to the provincial COVID-19 dashboard, 81.9 per cent of Nova Scotians have had one or more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and 76.4 per cent have received both doses.

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In a release, the province said five schools were notified of COVID-19 exposures. A full list of schools with exposures can be found here.

So far, one school has been temporarily closed due to COVID-19 cases. Duc d’Anville Elementary School is scheduled to reopen on Oct. 18 and students will need a negative COVID-19 test in order to return to class.

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