Nova Scotia's streak of no new COVID-19 cases reaches Day 10; 1 active case remains
A laboratory technical assistant at LifeLabs, handles a specimen to be tested for COVID-19 after scanning its barcode upon receipt at the company's lab, in Surrey, B.C., on March 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, continuing the province's streak of reporting no cases for 10 straight days.
There is still one active COVID-19 case in Nova Scotia.
The Nova Scotia Health Authority labs completed 962 Nova Scotia tests on Tuesday. No new cases were identified.
The last positive case of COVID-19 was reported in the central zone on Sept. 7.
To date, Nova Scotia has 85,288 negative test results.
There are 1,086 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, but 1,020 cases are considered resolved, and 65 people have died, leaving one active case in the province.
No one is currently 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: 55 cases
- central zone: 910 cases
- northern zone: 67 cases
- eastern zone: 54 cases
UPDATED LIST OF SYMPTOMS
The province recently reduced the number of COVID-19 symptoms for which health officials are screening.
The provincial government said the updated list of symptoms reflects the current epidemiology in Nova Scotia.
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
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 Sept. 20.