Sixty-six new cases of COVID-19 reported in Nova Scotia on Tuesday

COVID-19

Sixty-six new COVID-19 cases were reported in Nova Scotia on Tuesday.

Officials say 61 of the new cases are in the Northern Zone, including 59 that are close contacts of previous cases and two travel-related cases.

The remaining new cases are in the Central Zone, including three that are close contacts of previous cases, and two that are travel-related.

Public Health says there is a large cluster of linked cases in a defined group in the Northern Zone.

Government says most of this group is unvaccinated, and more cases are expected.

There are also signs of community spread among 20- to 40-year-olds who are unvaccinated and engaging in social activities in the Central Zone.

Nova Scotia has 173 active COVID-19 cases, with four hospitalizations.