COVID cases and news for Nova Scotia on Monday, Jul 26

Updates including briefings, infections and our daily map of community COVID-19.

NOTE: This day is now over. Click for the latest on COVID-19 from The Coast. Or for an informative look back at Nova Scotia's evolving pandemic response, keep on reading.



1 weekend case

Monday, July 26, 2021

Reopening status
Phase 4

New cases
1

New recoveries
0

New deaths
0

Active cases
13

Reports in a row with cases
2

Total cases in Nova Scotia during pandemic
5,883

Total COVID deaths
93

As reported Friday, the province has stopped doing its daily COVID report on Saturdays and Sundays, so today's report has a lot of catching up to do. Luckily, the virus was nearly inactive over the weekend, with only one new case getting diagnosed, and nobody recovering from their C19 infections.

"The case is in Central Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case," says the province's Monday report. Our map and table lower down on this page locate the new infection in the Halifax community health network. There are now 13 active COVID cases in Nova Scotia, up from the 11 reported Thursday and 12 active cases on Friday.

For the fourth report in a row, no Nova Scotians are in the hospital because of COVID.

The province is reporting testing numbers for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If there was something interesting in the stats—a radically high or low day, for example—we'd mention it. But this weekend there wasn't, so we'll just include the latest number of 2,179 tests analyzed at local labs yesterday, and point out that it's about 500 tests below the current daily average.

It's standard procedure for the province's Monday COVID report to have one vaccination total for Friday, Saturday and Sunday injections. Today that number is 20,225 jabs for the weekend, and most of them went to people getting their second dose. On average only 600 people per day got a first dose, the lowest daily total in more than three months, so the percentage of the population with at least one injection barely increased; it went from 75.21 percent Friday to 75.39 percent today, nearly flatlining as our vaccination rate graph at the bottom of the page shows.


Map of cases in community health networks

This infographic was created by The Coast using daily case data from Nova Scotia's official COVID-19 dashboard. Our goal is for this to be the best NS COVID map around, clearer and more informative than the province or any other media organization provides. To get there we do an analysis of the data to find each day's new and resolved case numbers in the 14 community health networks, information the province does not provide. For a different but still highly accessible approach to the latest COVID statistics, check out our case table.

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Case table of the health networks

The Coast uses data logged from Nova Scotia's official COVID-19 dashboard in order to provide this tabulated breakdown. The province reports the number of active cases in each of Nova Scotia's 14 community health networks, but we do the math to be able to report the new and resolved case numbers. We also map the data to provide a different view of the case information.

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New and active cases visualized

This interactive graph charts COVID activity in Nova Scotia's third wave, comparing daily new cases with that day’s active caseload. The dark line tracks the rise and fall of new infections reported by the province, which hit a Nova Scotian pandemic record high of 227 cases in a single day on May 7. The green area is the province's caseload, which peaked May 10 at 1,655 active cases. Click or however over any point on the graph and the detail for that moment will pop up. To focus on just new or active cases, you can click the legend at the top left of the graph to hide or reveal that data set.

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Vaccination in the population

How many Nova Scotians already have one dose of vaccine? How many are fully vaccinated with two doses? And how close are we to the herd immunity goal of 75 percent of the province fully vaxxed? These questions are answered in our chart of the vaccination rate in Nova Scotia since the province started reporting these numbers in January 2021, breaking out people who've had a single dose separate from those who've had the full complement of two doses. (Here's more information about the 75 percent target and what it will take to get there.) Note: The province doesn't update vaccination numbers on weekends.

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Click here for the latest COVID-19 news roundup, for Friday, July 23, 2021.

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