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click to enlarge Map of COVID-19 cases reported in Nova Scotia as of March 22, 2021. Legend here. THE COAST

Map of COVID-19 cases reported in Nova Scotia as of March 22, 2021. Legend here. THE COAST

2 new cases and 20 active patients Monday, March 22 

Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 situation by the numbers.

The official case report today from the province is short and, for a pandemic, sweet. There are two new COVID-19 infections in Nova Scotia. "The cases are in Central Zone and are all close contacts of previously reported cases," says the report.

Our table locates both of the new patients in the Dartmouth community health network. Dartmouth now has nine of the province's 20 active cases, the most of any network, followed by Halifax's four cases and Bedford's three. That gives the Central zone 16 out of 20, or 80 percent of the active cases. Rounding out the list, the Wolfville network in the Western zone and Inverness in Eastern each have two active cases.

The three patients who recovered since yesterday were in Wolfville (two cases closed) and Halifax. Nobody is currently in the hospital because of C19.

According to the report, provincial labs completed just 1,315 tests yesterday. That's the lowest daily testing total in over a month—February 17 there were only 922 tests. Over the last week, the average has been almost 2,000 tests per day.

Usually the Monday C19 update has the vaccine numbers from Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Not this Monday, however. "Immunization data as of March 21 was not available at the time of today’s reporting," the provincial report says. "It will be updated on the COVID-19 dashboard once available."

We delayed publishing our report to give the province's C19 data page time to get its vax act together. But it didn't happen. Tuesday we'll take another stab at the jab tab.

Where Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 cases are on Monday, March 22

Western zone totals 0 new 2 closed 2 active
Yarmouth - - -
Lunenburg - - -
Wolfville - 2 2
Central zone totals 2 new 1 closed 16 active
West Hants - - -
Halifax - 1 4
Dartmouth 2 - 9
Bedford - - 3
Eastern Shore - - -
Northern zone totals 0 new 0 closed 0 active
Truro - - -
Amherst - - -
Pictou - - -
Eastern zone totals 0 new 0 closed 2 active
Antigonish - - -
Inverness - - 2
Sydney - - -

TABLE NOTES The totals for the health zones (Northern, Eastern, Western, Central) may be different than the totals you'd get by adding up the numbers in the Community Health Networks that make up each zone, because the province doesn't track all cases at the community network level. The zone totals reflect every case in the area; the community network numbers only show cases that can be localized to a region inside the bigger area. The names of the community networks here have been adapted/shortened for simplicity (click to download the province's PDF map with the exhaustively complete network names). All data comes from the Nova Scotia COVID-19 data page. We use a dash (-) instead of a zero (0) where applicable in the health network numbers to make the table easier to read.

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