2 new cases of COVID-19 discovered in northern Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia identified two new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, both linked to previous cases.The new cases were discovered in the northern zone, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to five.

During a press briefing on Wednesday, Dr Robert Strang said there were three clusters of COVID-19 in the northern area in the past two weeks. He said there was no connection between the clusters and no evidence of community spread.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority performed 1,058 tests in Nova Scotia on Thursday, the highest number of daily COVID-19 tests since May 28.

Nova Scotia has recorded 73,837 negative test results, 1,083 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. The last death was reported on Sunday

The latest figures for the Atlantic bubble are:

  • New Brunswick reported a new travel-related case on Friday and has seven active cases.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador had no new cases on Thursday and the province still has no known active cases.
  • Prince Edward Island had three active cases on Tuesday.

Symptoms

Anyone with the following symptoms of COVID-19 should visit this website to see if they should call 811 for further evaluation:

  • Fever (chills, sweating).
  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
  • Sore throat.
  • Headache.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Muscle aches.
  • Sneezing.
  • Nasal congestion / runny nose.
  • Hoarsely.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Unusual fatigue.
  • Loss of smell or taste.
  • Red, purple, or bluish lesions on the feet, toes, or fingers that have no clear cause.

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