Nova Scotia reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday

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Nova Scotia Health Authority labs performed 1,343 tests in Nova Scotia on January 9

PRESS RELEASE
COVID-19 / HEALTH / WELL-BEING
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As of January 10, Nova Scotia has 28 active cases of COVID-19. No new cases are reported today.

One of the cases reported on January 7 in the central area is a resident of another province or territory and is therefore removed from our cumulative provincial data.

“Seeing a low number of cases recently and now none today reflects the good work Nova Scotians do in following public health protocols,” Premier Stephen McNeil said. “Monday is a big day in our province with the students returning to school. We can all help protect our students, teachers and staff by staying vigilant, wearing a mask, limiting social contact, taking distance, washing our hands, and staying home when unwell. ”

Nova Scotia Health Authority labs performed 1,343 tests in Nova Scotia on January 9.

As of October 1, Nova Scotia has performed 126,980 tests. There have been 439 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. No one is currently hospitalized. The cases vary in age from under 10 to over 70 years old. Four hundred and eleven cases have now been resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

“It has been over eight weeks since we last reported any new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia. “I’m happy to see that we don’t have any new cases today, but we’re not out of the woods yet. If we want to continue this trend of few or no new cases, we must follow all public health measures. ”

Post-secondary students returning to Nova Scotia from anywhere except Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador are strongly encouraged to visit https: // covid-self-assessment .novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test for days 6, 7 or 8 of their 14-day self-isolation period. Appointments for COVID-19 testing can be booked up to three days in advance.

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 / difficulty in breathing

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, the person must self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days. Public health is working to identify and test people who may have been in close contact with that person.

Anyone who has traveled from anywhere except Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, anyone 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 guidelines – practicing good hand washing and other hygienic practices, maintaining physical distance when and where necessary. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

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 and operate 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, 2020 and extended until January 24, 2021
– online booking for COVID-19 test appointments is available at https: // covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/

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)

If you need help with a non-crisis mental health or addiction issue, call Community Mental Health and Addictions at 1-855-922-1122 (toll free) weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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 /

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