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Province to start showing how many COVID-19 cases are in each health zone

To date, Nova Scotia has 5,763 negative test results for COVID-19 and 147 confirmed cases
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Nova Scotia Health Authority's four zones

UPDATE: A map and graphic presentation of the case data is now available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.

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Health officials will soon be providing more information on how many COVID-19 cases are in which parts of the province.

"There will be a map with the four zones of Nova Scotia and the number of cases in each health zone," Dr. Robert Strang said at a Tuesday news conference.

Strang said they were waiting until each zone had at least five cases.

"That's the standard epidemiologic principle, that you don't talk about less than 5 cases because of concerns of protecting privacy," he explained.

When staff have worked out the technical issues, the map will be posted to the province's coronavirus website

Nova Scotia Health Authority's four health zones are:

  • Central Zone (Halifax area, Eastern Shore and West Hants)
  • Eastern Zone (Cape Breton, Guysborough and Antigonish areas)
  • Northern Zone (Colchester-East Hants, Cumberland and Pictou areas)
  • Western Zone (Annapolis Valley, South Shore and South West)

To date, Nova Scotia has 5,763 negative test results for COVID-19 and 147 confirmed cases.

The individuals affected range in age from under ten to over 80. 

Four individuals are currently in hospital. Ten individuals have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved.




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