Thursday, June 30, 2022
Home New Release COVID-19: 2 new cases in N.S., more walk-in vaccine appointments Thursday

COVID-19: 2 new cases in N.S., more walk-in vaccine appointments Thursday

Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and two new recoveries.

The cases are both in the Eastern Zone. One is a close contact of a previously-reported case and the other is under investigation.

All four health zones are being closely monitored for community spread, said a release from the province.

Read more:
N.S. top doctor pleads for people to get fully vaccinated, reports 1 new case

Nova Scotia Health labs completed 3,315 tests on Wednesday.

“Asymptomatic testing will be an important part of our COVID-19 routine this summer,” said Premier Iain Rankin in the release. “Our province continues to be a leader in asymptomatic testing, which is key to detecting cases early and preventing the spread of the virus.”

Story continues below advertisement

There are still 39 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

Walk-in vaccine appointments

In a tweet, the IWK Health Centre said people aged 35 and older who haven’t received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can go to a walk-in vaccine clinic at the Halifax Convention Centre on Thursday to get it.

Walk-ins are also available for people aged 18 and older who haven’t received their first dose yet. The appointments are for the Moderna vaccine, which can be used as a second dose for adults who received Pfizer for their first.

It said there were 800 walk-in appointments available Thursday and will provide updates on clinic capacity through the IWK Twitter account.

Story continues below advertisement

The clinic is open until 7 p.m.

© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Russia and China condemn NATO as alliance warns of myriad threats

NATO faced rebukes from Moscow and Beijing on Thursday after it declared Russia a “direct threat” and said China posed “serious challenges ” to...

Orcas hunt great white sharks as marine ecosystem comes under pressure

A deceased shark washed ashore in Pearly Beach, Gansbaai after being attacked by an orca. (Credit: Marina Dynamics / The Dyer Island Conservation Trust...

The Steam Deck’s best button is its software

The Steam Deck has a lot of buttons. There’s a D-pad, all the typical face buttons, two control sticks that also respond to capacitive...

Russia ditches Snake Island outpost in strategic victory for Ukraine

Russian forces abandoned the strategic Black Sea outpost of Snake Island on Thursday, in a major victory for Ukraine that could loosen a Russian...