Nova Scotia reports no new cases of COVID-19; active cases drop to 3
In this handout photo released by the University of Oxford blood samples from coronavirus vaccine trials are handled inside the Jenner Institute in Oxford, England Thursday June 25, 2020. (John Cairns, University of Oxford via AP)
HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.
One previously reported case is now considered recovered, bringing the number of active cases in the province to three. One person remains in hospital, in the intensive care unit.
Nova Scotia has now gone five days without reporting a new case of COVID-19.
The province last reported three new cases on Saturday, in the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s central zone.
Two of the latest cases are related to travel outside Canada while the third case is a close contact. The people are self-isolating, as required.
The cases are not related to the outbreak in New Brunswick.
The Nova Scotia Health Authority labs completed 907 Nova Scotia tests on Wednesday. No new cases were identified.
To date, Nova Scotia has 102,918 negative test results.
There are 1,092 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, but 1,024 cases are considered resolved, and 65 people have died, leaving three active cases 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: 914 cases
- northern zone: 68 cases
- eastern zone: 54 cases
COVID ALERT APP NOW AVAILABLE
Nova Scotia health also announced Thursday that Canada’s COVID-19 Alert app is now available in the province.
LIST OF SYMPTOMS
Anyone who experiences a fever or new or worsening cough, or two or more of the following new or worsening symptoms, is encouraged to take an online test or call 811 to determine if they need to be tested for COVID-19:
- sore throat
- shortness of breath
- runny nose/nasal congestion
SELF-ISOLATION AND MANDATORY MASKS
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.
It is mandatory to wear a non-medical mask in most indoor public places in Nova Scotia.
The provincial state of emergency, which was first declared on March 22, has been extended to Oct. 18.