1 new case of COVID-19 identified in Nova Scotia on Friday

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Nova Scotia reports a new case of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to three.The new case is located in the central area of ​​the province and is linked to travel outside of Atlantic Canada, according to a statement from the province.

The release also states that the person has self-isolated as needed.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority performed 952 tests on Thursday.

One of the province’s active cases is hospitalized and in intensive care.

The province also announced on Friday that it was renewing its state of emergency until at least October 18.

COVID Screening Changes

It comes a day after the province announced that people can now take a COVID-19 self-assessment online instead of having to call 811.

If the online self-assessment determines that a person meets the requirements for a COVID test, they will be contacted within 48 hours to make an appointment.

The Department of Health also confirmed on Thursday that the saline gargle test has been validated in Nova Scotia for use in children. Planning for its implementation is underway, the province said.

To date, Nova Scotia has recorded 1,089 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths.

The latest figures for the Atlantic bubble are:

Symptoms

Anyone with any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 should visit the COVID-19 Self-Assessment website or call 811:

  • Fever.
  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough.

Anyone with two or more of the following symptoms is also encouraged to visit the 811 website:

  • Sore throat.
  • Headache.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Runny nose.

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