One death, 8 new COVID-19 cases, cases of 'Delta Variant' identified in N.S. Friday


Nova Scotia is reporting one death, eight new COVID-19 cases and two cases of the 'Delta Variant' in the province on Friday.

Officials say a man in his 50s has died in the Central Zone, and brings the number of COVID-related deaths in Nova Scotia to 89.

Friday's new cases include three close contacts of previous cases, two travel-related cases and a case under investigation in the Central Zone, and two close contacts of previous cases in the Eastern Zone.

There are 143 active cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, with ten people in hospital and six in ICU.

Public Health says two cases of the 'Delta Variant' have been identified in previously reported, travel-related cases, that are now considered resolved.

Friday's report of 'breakthrough' COVID-19 cases indicates 25 people with both doses of vaccine tested positive from March 15th to June 8th this year and 206 people have tested positive after receiving one dose.

In the same period, 247 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, including two who had received both doses and 26 who were partially vaccinated.

Public Health says one person who was fully vaccinated died as a result of COVID-19 as did two people who had received their first vaccination.

Government has extended the state of emergency to 12:00 p.m. on Sunday June 27th unless it is terminated or extended.