New COVID-19 Case Announced Monday

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The new case is in the central area and comes from close contact with a previously reported case

PRESS RELEASE
COVID-19 / HEALTH / WELL-BEING
*************************As of November 9, Nova Scotia has 16 active cases of COVID-19. A new case was identified on Sunday, November 8.

The new case is in the central area and comes from close contact with a previously reported case.

Nova Scotia Health Authority labs performed 658 tests in Nova Scotia on November 8.

To date, Nova Scotia has 117,623 negative test results, 1,129 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently hospitalized. The cases vary in age from under 10 to over 90 years old. One thousand and forty-eight 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.

Due to a technical issue, the total number of completed tests and negative test results from labs outside of the core area are not included in today’s testing figures. The numbers will be updated when the issue is resolved and information becomes available.

Visitez https: // covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to do a self-assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had or are currently living:
– fever (i.e. chills / sweats) 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

Call 811 if you cannot access the online self-assessment or if you want to talk to a nurse about your symptoms.

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, without the obligation to self-isolate for residents permanent staff from Atlantic Canada, are authorized. 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 November 15
– Online booking for COVID-19 testing appointments is available for Nova Scotians taking a test at major assessment centers in the North Zone, West Zone, Central Zone or IWK Health Center in Halifax

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 for 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)

For more information on COVID-19 testing and online booking, visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus / symptoms-and-tests /

The COVID-19 self-assessment can be found at https: // covid-self-evaluation.novascotia.ca/

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