Today's press release Today, October 7, Nova Scotia is reporting 30 new cases of COVID-19 and 36 recoveries. There are 26 cases in Central Zone, two cases in Western Zone and two cases Eastern Zone. There is community spread in Central Zone, primarily among people aged 20 to 40 who are unvaccinated and participating in social activities. On October 6, two schools were notified of an exposure(s) at their school. It is important to note that an exposure associated with a school does not mean there is spread within the school or that the initial case was first exposed to the virus in the school. As always, all staff, parents and guardians are notified of exposures if a positive case (student, teacher or staff) was at the school while infectious. A list of schools with exposures is available online: https://backtoschool.ednet.ns.ca/school-exposures As of today, Nova Scotia has 247 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, 16 people are in hospital, including five in ICU. On October 6, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 4,201 tests. As of October 6, 1,526,737 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 736,190 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.