Nova Scotia identifies 21 new cases of COVID-19

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HALIFAX –
Nova Scotia announced on Saturday that it had identified 21 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the provincial total to 428.

On Friday, the microbiology laboratory at the QEII Health Sciences Center performed 885 tests in Nova Scotia.

Ninety-five people have now recovered and their COVID-19 cases are considered resolved.

Displacement has been removed as a requirement for COVID-19 testing as spread to the community is becoming more common. Although most cases in Nova Scotia are related to travel or a known case.

“Easter and Passover are traditionally moments of celebration, love and family reunions. But this year is going to be a little different, ”said Prime Minister Stephen McNeil. “Please do not organize dinners or family gatherings. Stay at home and contact your loved ones by phone, video chat or any other means. There will be other long weekends. There will be other times to see family and friends. But if we don’t follow public health protocols, we reduce the chances of having these rallies sooner. “

Symptom check

The list of symptoms being screened has recently been expanded, with the province warning Nova Scotians who have at least two of the following symptoms:

Message of hope

Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang, has given a message to all of Nova Scotia’s children during this difficult and confusing time.

“I want to remind Nova Scotians that not only is the Easter bunny an essential service provider, he is an expert in physical distance and has been washing his feet since he was just a young rabbit,” said Dr. Strang. “If we continue to work together, we can follow public health measures, stay safe and always have fun.”

Distribution of cases

To date, Nova Scotia has 13,632 negative test results, 428 positive COVID-19 results and two deaths.

Confirmed cases vary from less than 10 years to more than 90 years.

Eight people are currently hospitalized, including four in ICU.

Cases have been identified in all regions of the province. A map and graphical presentation of the case data are available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.

Meanwhile, public health is working to identify and test people who may have been in close contact with the confirmed cases. Those who have been confirmed are forced to isolate themselves at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Nova Scotians can find up-to-date and accurate information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at novascotia.ca/coronavirus.

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