Nova Scotia has 17 new COVID-19 cases, according to a government news release sent out on Tuesday.
One case is in the Northern Zone and is related to travel, while 16 are in the Central Zone, including the one connected to St. Margaret's Bay Elementary school that was reported Monday night.
The new cases were identified out of 3,295 tests performed Monday by Nova Scotia Health Authority labs.
There were 247 tests administered at the rapid-testing pop-up site in Halifax and 453 tests administered at the rapid-testing pop-up site in Wolfville on Monday, according to the release. There was one positive test result identified at the Wolfville site. The individual was directed to self-isolate and has been referred for a standard test.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 69,559 tests. There have been 243 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. No one is currently in hospital. One hundred and sixteen cases are now resolved. There are 127 active cases in the province.
"I'm pleased to see that our case numbers have remained relatively low these past few days," Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, said in the news release. "This does not mean that we can ignore the restrictions that are in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Everyone needs to do their part – wear a mask, adhere to the gathering limits, practise social distancing, wash your hands and avoid non-essential travel in and out of the Halifax area."