No new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia; the state of emergency will take effect on Sunday

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HALIFAX – There are no new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, leaving only three active cases in the province. On Saturday, the province announced that it had not identified any new cases of COVID-19.

On Friday, the microbiology laboratory at the QEII Health Sciences Center performed 521 tests in Nova Scotia.

To date, Nova Scotia has registered 56,976 negative test results.

The provincial government renewed its state of emergency on Friday. The ordinance will take effect Sunday at noon and will continue until noon on July 26, unless the province terminates or extends it.

1,000 COVID-19 cases resolved

The total number of COVID-19 cases remains at 1,066, but 1,000 cases are now considered resolved and 63 people have died, leaving only three active cases in Nova Scotia.

Among the 63 Nova Scotians who died from COVID-19, 53 residents of Northwood long-term care home in Halifax.

There are no active cases of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities and the Northwood epidemic is now considered to have resolved.

There is still one person in the hospital. The province says that a person’s infection is considered resolved, but still needs treatment.

Confirmed cases range from less than 10 years to over 90 years of age.

Sixty-one percent of the cases are women and 39 percent are men.

There are confirmed cases across the province, but most have been identified in the central area of ​​the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

The provincial government says cumulative cases by area may change as the data is updated in Panorama, the province’s electronic information system.

The figures reflect a person’s place of residence, not the place where their sample was taken.

  • West zone: 54 cases

  • Central area: 901 cases

  • North zone: 57 cases

  • East zone: 54 cases

Symptoms and self-isolation

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 must isolate themselves at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone traveling to Nova Scotia outside the Atlantic region must also isolate themselves for 14 days and must complete an online self-declaration form before coming to the province.

Residents of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador are no longer required to isolate themselves when traveling to Nova Scotia, but must provide proof from their place of residence at provincial borders.

Anyone who experiences any of the following symptoms is encouraged to take an online test to determine if they 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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