No new COVID-19 cases reported in the province

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As of today, October 3, the province has not reported any new cases of COVID-19.Health officials say three cases of the virus remain active in Nova Scotia.

One person has been hospitalized for the illness and continues to be in intensive care.

To date, the province has recorded 96,701 negative test results, 1,089 positive cases and 65 deaths. In addition, 1,021 cases of COVID-19 have been resolved.

The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and to ensure that security measures and other important measures can continue. The ordinance will take effect at noon on Sunday October 4 and will continue until Sunday October 18 at noon, unless the government terminates or extends it.

Visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ for a self-assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had or are currently living:
– fever (i.e. chills / sweating) or cough (new or worsening)
Or:
Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
– sore throat
– runny nose / nasal congestion
– headache
– shortness of breath

You can call 811 if you cannot access the online self-assessment or if you want to speak with a nurse about your symptoms.

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works 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 order and directives. Practice good hand washing and other hygiene measures. Maintain physical distance when and where necessary. 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 must 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.

Fast facts:
– 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 October 18

Additional Resources:
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)

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