COVID-19 Atlantic Update
COVID 19 Update October 4th, 2021
Public Health has confirmed two people have died as a result of COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province to 66.
A person 70-79 in Zone 2 (Saint John region) and a person 50-59 in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) region) have died.
Public Health reported 93 new cases of COVID-19 and 96 recoveries. The number of active cases is 759. Of the new cases, 67 per cent are unvaccinated, 13 per cent are partially vaccinated and 20 per cent are fully vaccinated. There are 45 people hospitalized due to the virus, with 20 in an intensive care unit. No one under the age of 19 is currently hospitalized. Of those currently in hospital, 35 are unvaccinated, 10 are either partially vaccinated or fully vaccinated.
Public Health contact tracing since Friday has determined a number of private gatherings are resulting in transmission of the virus, particularly among unvaccinated people. Events including hunting parties, prayer groups, birthday parties, private funerals and a backyard wedding have resulted in new cases at various locations throughout the province.
Public Health reported today that 80.5 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 89.5 per cent have received their first dose of a vaccine.
October 1, Nova Scotia is reporting 77 new cases of COVID-19 and 61 recoveries since the last update on September 29. There are 51 cases in Central Zone, 13 cases in Western Zone, seven cases in Eastern Zone and six cases in Northern Zone.
There is community spread in Central Zone, primarily among people aged 20 to 40 who are unvaccinated and participating in social activities.
Six schools were notified of an exposure(s) at their school since the last update on September 29. A list of schools with exposures is available online: https://backtoschool.ednet.ns.ca/school-exposures
As of today, Nova Scotia has 240 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, 11 people are in hospital, including four in ICU. As of September 30, 1,512,263 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 728,168 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure safety measures and other important actions can continue. The order will take effect at noon, Sunday, October 3, and extend to noon, Sunday, October 17, unless government terminates or extends it.
Prince Edward Island
Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced three new cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island.
One individual is in their 20s, one is in their 60s and one is in their 70s. All three of the individuals recently travelled outside of Prince Edward Island. One of the individuals is a close contact of a case in another province. Contact tracing is underway, and the individuals are self-isolating.
There are new public exposure notifications in Charlottetown:
- The Guild (111 Queen Street) on Wednesday, September 22 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
- The Pilot House (70 Grafton Street) on Saturday, September 25 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Anyone who was at these locations during these times is asked to monitor closely for symptoms and if any develop, visit a drop-in testing site.
There are also new flight exposure notifications:
- West Jet flight 630 travelling from Calgary to Charlottetown on Thursday, September 30
- Air Canada flight 8332 travelling from Toronto on Thursday, September 30 and arriving in Charlottetown on Friday, October 1
Anyone who travelled on these flights should monitor closely for symptoms of COVID-19 and if any develop, visit a drop-in testing site.
Prince Edward Island currently has 11 active cases of COVID-19 and has had 302 positive cases since the pandemic began.
As of Saturday, September 25, 93.6 per cent of the eligible population have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 86.2 per cent received two doses.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Today (Saturday, October 2), Newfoundland and Labrador has nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the last public advisory. Contact tracing by Public Health is underway and anyone considered a close contact has been advised regarding quarantine according to current guidelines.
There have been 19 new recoveries, one in the Eastern Health region, 17 in the Central Health region and one in the Western Health region and 1,610 people have recovered. There are 12 people in hospital because of COVID-19, seven in non-critical care and five in critical care.
There are four new presumptive positive cases in the province. Once presumptive positive cases are confirmed positive, they are reported in public updates as new confirmed cases.
A previously reported case in the Eastern Health region was determined to be a false positive and has been removed from the active case count.
There are currently 169 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. The regional breakdown of the active cases is as follows:
Eastern Health – 17
Central Health – 149
Labrador-Grenfell Health – 0
Western Health – 3
As part of the ongoing investigation into cases in the Central Health region, Public Health is asking anyone who visited locations listed below on the respective date and time to arrange testing. To arrange testing, complete the online self-assessment and referral tool available here or call 811. The businesses have been notified and Public Health thanks them for their cooperation.
- Robin’s Donuts, 13 Little Bay Road, Springdale on Tuesday, September 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Marie’s Restaurant, 63 Little Bay Road, Springdale, Saturday, September 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
People who visited these locations and currently have symptoms of COVID-19 are required to isolate until 24 hours after their symptoms resolve and they receive a negative test result. People who visited these locations and do not currently have symptoms of COVID-19 are not required to isolate until they receive a negative test result. While awaiting their test result, they should monitor for symptoms and isolate should any symptoms develop.