One new case was reported from 1,058 tests carried out at the Nova Scotia Health Authority labs on Wednesday. The current 18 active cases represent a decrease of one from yesterday. This is because the new figures include two resolved cases.
Also on Thursday, health officials issued COVID-19 exposure warnings regarding a Halifax bar and the Lacewood Drive Sobeys in Halifax:
- The Bitter End Martini Bar & Restaurant (1572 Argyle St.) on November 2 between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Anyone who was in the bar during this time should watch for symptoms of COVID-19. It is expected that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the above date may develop symptoms until November 16 inclusive.
- Sobeys Clayton Park (287 Lacewood Dr.), Nov. 3, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. The same warning regarding symptoms applies until November 17 inclusive.
Similar warnings were issued earlier this week regarding the Chrismaria family restaurant in New Minas. The restaurant is located in unit 104 at 8934 Commercial St.
Anyone present on the scene on Saturday, October 24 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. is invited to watch for symptoms of COVID-19, which could develop until Saturday, November 7 inclusive.
A notice was also issued to passengers on Air Canada flight AC0622 between Toronto and Halifax. The flight departed Toronto at 6:40 pm on October 30 and landed in Halifax at 9:41 pm Passengers in rows 16-23, seats D, E and F are asked to call 811 for advice. The other passengers on the flight are advised to watch for symptoms, which can develop until Friday, November 13 inclusive.
Since the start of the pandemic, 1,036 cases of COVID-19 have been resolved, 1,119 positive test results, 65 deaths and 114,607 negative test results.
The new COVID-19 case follows Wednesday’s report of four new cases.
Two of the cases involved people who traveled together outside of Atlantic Canada and who have been isolating themselves since returning to the province, according to a press release. They are located in the central area of Nova Scotia, which includes the Halifax area, the East Coast and West Hants.
The other two cases are in the northern area, which includes Colchester-East Hants, Cumberland and Pictou. The health ministry said the two were part of the same household as a previously reported case.
Anyone who is currently experiencing or has had in the past 48 hours any of the following symptoms should visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca for a self-assessment:
- new or worsening cough
- fever (i.e. chills or sweating)
People should also visit the website if they have two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
- sore throat
- runny nose or nasal congestion
- shortness of breath
People can also call 811 if they cannot access the website or wish to speak to a nurse. Anyone with symptoms should self-isolate until they receive public health advice on what to do next.
To learn more about COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus.