COVID-19 / HEALTH / WELL-BEING
As of September 7, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. A new case was identified on Sunday September 6.
The new case is in the central area and is currently under public health investigation.
Nova Scotia Health Authority labs performed 852 tests in Nova Scotia on September 6.
To date, Nova Scotia has 80,235 negative test results, 1,086 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently hospitalized. Cases range from less than 10 to over 90 years old. One thousand and seventeen cases have now been resolved. Cases have been identified in all regions of the province. The cumulative cases by area may change as the data is updated in Panorama.
The list of symptoms screened for COVID-19 was recently updated to reflect the epidemiology in Nova Scotia. Visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment if, in the past 48 hours, you have had, or are currently living:
– fever or cough (new or worsening)
Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
– sore throat
– runny nose
– shortness of breath
When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health will work to identify and test people who may have been in close contact with that person. Those who have been confirmed are to self-isolate at their homes, away from the public, for 14 days.
Anyone who has traveled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit contact with others until they feel better.
It remains important for Nova Scotians to adhere strictly to public health ordinances and directives – practicing good handwashing and other hygiene practices, maintaining physical distance when and when needed. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.
As of July 3, interprovincial travel to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, with no obligation to self-isolate for permanent residents of the Atlantic Canada, are permitted. All public health guidelines from each province must be followed. Under the authority of the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have isolated themselves for 14 days in another Atlantic province can travel to Nova Scotia without isolating themselves again.
Nova Scotians can find accurate and up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus.
Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them reopen safely at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia.
– test figures are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus
– state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended until September 20
Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus
Government of Canada Information Line 1-833-784-4397 (toll free)
The Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addiction crisis, or anyone concerned about it, by calling 1-888-429 -8167 (toll free)
Kids Help Phone is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll free)
For 24/7 help or information on domestic violence, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll free)