N.S. announces two new COVID-19 cases
To date, Nova Scotia has 68,120 negative test results. The latest case brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,074, but 1,007 cases are considered resolved, and 64 people have died, leaving three active case in the province.
HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia has announced two new COVID-19 cases in the provincial health authority’s northern zone – bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the northern zone to 60.
The province says the new cases are under investigation by public health. Additionally the province has confirmed the new cases, as well as the one case announced on Friday, are all travel related.
The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 486 Nova Scotia tests on Friday.
To date, Nova Scotia has 68,120 negative test results.
The latest cases bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,074, but 1,007 cases are considered resolved, and 64 people have died, leaving three active case in the province.
Among the 64 Nova Scotians who died from COVID-19, 53 are residents of the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax. The outbreak at Northwood is considered resolved.
There are no patients in hospital as a result of COVID-19.
The province's confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90.
Sixty-one per cent of cases are female and 39 per cent are male.
There are cases confirmed across the province, but most have been identified in the central zone, which contains the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The provincial government says cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama, the province’s electronic information system.
The numbers reflect where a person lives, and not where their sample was collected.
- Western zone: 54 cases
- Central zone: 907 cases
- Northern zone: 60 cases
- Eastern zone: 53 cases
SYMPTOMS AND SELF-ISOLATION
Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is required to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.
Anyone who travels to Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic region is also required to self-isolate for 14 days and must fill out a self-declaration form before coming to the province.
Residents of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador are not required to self-isolate when travelling to Nova Scotia, but they must be prepared to provide proof of their place of residency at provincial borders.
Visitors from outside the Atlantic region who have already self-isolated in another Atlantic province for 14 days may travel to Nova Scotia without having to self-isolate again.
Anyone who experiences one of the following symptoms is encouraged to take an online test to determine if they should call 811 for further assessment:
- fever (i.e. chills, sweats)
- cough or worsening of a previous cough
- sore throat
- shortness of breath
- muscle aches
- nasal congestion/runny nose
- hoarse voice
- unusual fatigue
- loss of sense of smell or taste
- red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause
The provincial state of emergency, which was first declared on March 22, has been extended to Aug. 23.