Premier Stephen McNeil and Nova Scotia Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang will speak at 3:00 p.m. CBC will broadcast the briefing live.
The new case was identified Tuesday among 533 tests and no deaths. The province said the Northwood Halifax long-term care home has four staff and 12 residents with active COVID-19 cases; he’s one more patient than Tuesday.
A total of 59 Nova Scotians died from COVID-19, including 52 in Northwood.
Seven people are currently hospitalized, including three in intensive care.
The province has declared that anyone with the following symptoms should call 811 for further assessment:
- fever (i.e. chills, sweating)
- cough or worsening of a previous cough
- sore throat
- shortness of breath
- muscle aches
- runny nose / runny nose
- unusual tiredness
- loss of smell or taste
- red, purple or bluish lesions on the feet, toes, or fingers without a clear cause