N.S. goes 6 days without a new COVID-19 case; 1 active case remains
A hospital worker puts on gloves at a COVID-19 assessment centre for staff at Lions Gate Hospital, in North Vancouver, on Thursday, March 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia has now gone six days without reporting a new case of COVID-19. There is still one active case in the province and that person remains in hospital.
The last confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported on Sept. 22 in the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s western zone.
The case involved an essential worker who travelled outside Canada.
The Nova Scotia Health Authority labs completed 863 Nova Scotia tests on Sunday. No new cases were identified.
To date, Nova Scotia has 93,039 negative test results.
There are 1,087 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, but 1,021 cases are considered resolved, and 65 people have died, leaving one active case in the province.
There is still one person in hospital, in the intensive care unit, 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: 56 cases
- central zone: 910 cases
- northern zone: 67 cases
- eastern zone: 54 cases
LIST OF SYMPTOMS
Anyone who experiences a new or worsening fever or cough, or two or more of the following new or worsening symptoms, is encouraged to take an online test to determine if they should call 811 for further assessment:
- sore throat
- shortness of breath
- runny nose/nasal congestion
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 required to self-isolate for 14 days and must fill out a self-declaration form before coming to the province.
However, the province has eased some self-isolation requirements for out-of-province rotational workers.
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.
The provincial state of emergency, which was first declared on March 22, has been extended to Oct. 4.