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Nova Scotia goes 18 days without new COVID-19 case; no active cases remain
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases remains at 1,061. The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 386 Nova Scotia tests on Friday.
HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia has gone 18 consecutive days without seeing a new case of COVID-19.
On Saturday, the province announced that there continues to be no active cases of COVID-19, with the latest case being identified on June 9.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases remains at 1,061.
The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 386 Nova Scotia tests on Friday.
To date, Nova Scotia has 52,811 negative test results.
Two people are currently in hospital – both patients' COVID-19 infections are considered resolved, but they are being treated in hospital.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 63 COVID-19-related deaths in the province.
The government says cumulative cases by the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s four zones may change as data is updated in Panorama, the province’s electronic information system.
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 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