1 new case of COVID-19 reported as N.S. is preparing to reopen the economy

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Nova Scotia reported a new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday and said the Premier will update the public on plans to reopen the economy at an afternoon press conference.

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
  • headache
  • shortness of breath
  • muscle aches
  • sneezing
  • runny nose / runny nose
  • hoarsely
  • diarrhea
  • unusual tiredness
  • loss of smell or taste
  • red, purple or bluish lesions on the feet, toes, or fingers without a clear cause

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