COVID-19 Updates from May 2021 – Relevant News & Information


May 7, 2021:
  • COVID-19 Update – Border and Other Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19 – Further restrictions were announced today to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The measures include extended school closures, tighter border restrictions and isolation requirements for rotational workers, and limits on shoppers. Public and private schools will remain closed to students and at-home learning will continue until at least the end of May. New border measures will take effect at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 10, and will be in place until at least the end of the month:
    • Nova Scotia’s border will close to people intending to move here
    • the border will close to people coming from Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador; it was closed previously to non-essential travel from other provinces. Read more.
  • COVID-19 Update – One Death, 227 New Cases – Nova Scotia is reporting a death related to COVID-19 on May 7. Nova Scotia is also reporting 227 new cases of COVID-19 today. There are 202 cases in Central Zone, 14 in Eastern Zone, nine in Western Zone and two in Northern Zone. There is community spread in Central Zone. The Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. Public health also continues to work through the backlog in data entry into Panorama and contacting new cases. Given delays, anyone tested due to a potential exposure, because they have symptoms, or were advised by public health to self-isolate until receiving test results, should continue to self-isolate until they receive a negative result. Their household should also isolate until contacted. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,464 active cases of COVID-19. There are 50 people in hospital, including nine in ICU. Read more.
May 6, 2021:
  • COVID-19 Update – 182 New Cases of COVID-19Nova Scotia is reporting 182 new cases of COVID-19 today, May 6. There are 155 cases in Central Zone, 16 in Eastern Zone, seven in Northern Zone and four in Western Zone. Two of the cases in Central Zone involve a staff member and resident of the Clarmar Residential Care Facility, a residential care home in Dartmouth. This is the third staff member and third resident at the facility to test positive. There is community spread in Central Zone. The Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.
May 5, 2021:
  • COVID-19 Update – 175 New Cases of COVID-19: Nova Scotia is reporting 175 new cases of COVID-19 on May 5. There are 149 cases in Central Zone, 13 in Eastern Zone, nine in Western Zone and four in Northern Zone. There is community spread in Central Zone. The Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. As reported April 30, due to the volume of testing in the province, there was a backlog at the Nova Scotia Health Authority lab and in public health’s case data entry into Panorama. The backlog at the lab has been resolved. The lab is now processing tests within 48-72 hours. Read more.
May 4, 2021:
  • COVID-19 Update – Two Deaths, 153 New Cases of COVID-19: Nova Scotia is reporting two deaths related to COVID-19. A woman in her 50s and a man in his 70s have died in Central Zone. There have now been 69 COVID-related deaths in Nova Scotia.Nova Scotia is also reporting 153 new cases of COVID-19 today. There are 139 cases in Central Zone, 10 in Eastern Zone, three in Northern Zone and one in Western Zone. There is community spread in Central Zone. The Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. As reported April 30, due to the volume of testing in the province, the Nova Scotia Health Authority lab is experiencing a backlog. There is also a delay in public health’s case data entry into Panorama. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,060 active cases of COVID-19. There are 37 people in hospital, including eight in ICU. Read more.
May 2, 2021:
  • COVID-19 Update – 133 New Cases of COVID-19: Nova Scotia is reporting 133 new cases of COVID-19. Nova Scotia has 713 active cases of COVID-19. Nova Scotia has 822 active cases of COVID-19. There are 34 people in hospital, including six in ICU. There are 117 cases in Central Zone, nine cases in Eastern Zone, one case in Northern Zone and six cases in Western Zone. There is community spread in Central Zone. The Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. On May 1, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 15,832 tests. Since Oct. 1, there have been 1,619 positive COVID-19 cases and two deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 795 resolved cases. Read more.
May 1, 2021:
  • COVID-19 Update – 148 New Cases of COVID-19: Nova Scotia is reporting 148 new cases of COVID-19. Nova Scotia has 713 active cases of COVID-19. There are 30 people in hospital, including five in ICU. On April 30, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 16,578 tests. Since Oct. 1, there have been 1,486 positive COVID-19 cases and two deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 771 resolved cases. Read more.