Nova Scotia reports 6 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

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PRESS RELEASE
COVID-19 / HEALTH / WELL-BEING
**************************As of November 14, Nova Scotia has 21 active cases of COVID-19. Six new cases were identified on Friday, November 13.

The new cases are in the central area. All cases are all contacts of previously reported cases. One of the cases relates to the Bitter End in Halifax. The Bitter End cases appear to be linked to the Clayton Park cluster. The remaining cases are part of an emerging cluster that is the subject of a public health investigation.

“I am concerned that people will take the virus seriously and put others at risk,” Premier Stephen McNeil said. “It’s imperative that everyone follow public health protocols – wear a mask, limit social contact, practice social distancing, stay home when unwell and wash their hands. ”

The Nova Scotia Health Authority labs performed 1,062 tests in Nova Scotia on November 13.

“We are starting to see more cases of COVID-19 in our province,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia. “I cannot stress this enough, if you are not feeling well stay home, even if you have mild symptoms, and take the COVID assessment online. It’s also time for everyone to cut back on social activities and limit the amount of close social contact. . We all have a responsibility to limit the spread of COVID-19. ”

To date, Nova Scotia has had 121,531 negative test results, 1,142 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently hospitalized. The cases vary in age from under 10 years old to over 90 years old. One thousand fifty-six cases have now been resolved. Cases have been identified in all regions of the province. The cumulative cases by area may change as data is updated in Panorama.

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 / 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

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 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 in 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 hand washing and other hygienic measures, maintaining 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 November 29
– Online booking for COVID-19 testing appointments is available for Nova Scotians taking a test at all primary assessment centers or at the 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 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)

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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