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COVID cases and news for Nova Scotia on Saturday, Jul 17 

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.



Down to 5 active cases

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Reopening status
Phase 4

New cases
0

New recoveries
3

New deaths
0

Active cases
5

Days in a row without cases
4

Total cases in Nova Scotia during pandemic
5,870

Total COVID deaths
92

The Saturday of the election call brings more great COVID news for Nova Scotia. The province is reporting zero new cases and three recoveries, so Nova Scotia's caseload is just five active cases. Yup, only five people throughout the whole province have been diagnosed with COVID right now; two of them are sick enough to be in hospital, and one of those is in intensive care.

Our standard map and table of COVID in the province can reveal where the recoveries happened and where the active cases still are. But really the province feels like it has reached the lull after the third wave, with not much going on with the disease. Maybe this is a good time to squeeze in an election and get the province geared up for the fall and and any future waves to come.


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 yesterday's COVID-19 news roundup, for July 16, 2021.

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