Nova Scotia reported two deaths and 59 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the number of active cases in the province to 171.

One of the deaths was a man in his 60s who resided at the East Cumberland Lodge long-term care home in Pugwash, which was the site of an outbreak. This death will be reflected on the provincial COVID-19 dashboard on Tuesday, a press release from the provincial government said.

The other death was a man in his 60s from the Western Zone who was not residing in a long-term care home.

“I offer my condolences to those in mourning,” Prime Minister Tim Houston said in a statement on Monday.

“We must remain vigilant as the holiday season approaches to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our province. We can do this by getting vaccinated, following public health measures, and not socializing if you are sick. “

New cluster, limited community dissemination

Of the new cases, 38 are in the northern zone and 21 in the central zone. The province said there was a new cluster of cases in a community located in the northern area and evidence of limited community spread in Halifax.

Thirteen people are now hospitalized with COVID-19, including four in intensive care.

According to Monday’s update, 81.3% of Nova Scotians were double vaccinated and 18,800 eligible Nova Scotians received a third dose.

Vaccinations for children

Vaccine reservations for children aged 5 to 11 opened on November 26, with new appointments being regularly opened. Vaccinations are expected to start on Thursday.

According to the province, 20,548 appointments for pediatric vaccines had been made Monday morning.

Over the past three days, nine schools have received exposure notifications, including North River Elementary School, Astral Drive High School, Duke of Anville Elementary School, Northumberland Regional High School, the Valley Elementary School, Redcliff Middle School, Spring Street Academy, Charles P. Allen High, and Clayton Park Junior High.

The province maintains a list of school exhibitions here.

On Wednesday, the Nova Scotia Health mobile public health unit will be on-site at Duc D’Anville Elementary School to offer free PCR testing for all ages between 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The tests are free and accessible to all members of the community.

Atlantic Canada Case Numbers

  • New Brunswick reported one death and 46 new cases on Monday. The province has 706 active cases, with 64 people hospitalized, including 17 in intensive care.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador reported nine new cases on Monday. The province has 21 active cases and one person is hospitalized.
  • Prince Edward Island reported five new cases on Sunday. The province has 35 active cases.