N.S. reports no new cases of COVID-19 for fourth straight day
HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday for the third day in a row.
The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 598 Nova Scotia tests on Wednesday. No new cases were identified.
The province’s last two confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported on Sunday in the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s central zone. Both cases are related to travel outside Canada and both people have been in self-isolation. One case is connected to two travel-related cases reported last week.
2 ACTIVE CASES REMAIN
To date, Nova Scotia has 65,159 negative test results.
The number of confirmed cases remains at 1,071, though 1,005 cases are considered resolved, and 64 people have died, leaving only two active cases in the province.
Among the 64 Nova Scotians who died from COVID-19 are 53 residents of the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax.
There are no active cases of COVID-19 in any long-term care facilities and the Northwood outbreak 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: 57 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 no longer 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.
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