Three new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, including one on the StFX campus in Antigonish

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HALIFAX – Nova Scotia announced three new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 31.
According to the province’s website, 1,334 previously reported cases are now considered resolved.

Nova Scotia Health says two cases are in the central area. One is close contact of a previously reported case and the other is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. This person is self-isolating.

One case is in the Eastern Zone and is linked to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person in this case is a student from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, who lives on campus. They isolate themselves.

“We can see from our case numbers that Nova Scotians and university students returning to our province are doing a good job following public health protocols and orders,” Premier Stephen McNeil said in the Saturday press release. “I thank everyone for being vigilant. This is how we control the virus and protect the health of our fellow citizens. ”

The province added that students returning from anywhere except Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland are encouraged to use their online self-assessment tool and book tests throughout. throughout their period of isolation.

TESTS NS COVID-19

On Friday, the laboratories of the Nova Scotia Health Authority performed 1,154 tests.

Nova Scotia performed 248,815 tests. There have been 1,529 cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 65 deaths in total.

There is no one in the hospital because of COVID-19.

Confirmed cases in the province range from under 10 to over 90.

Fifty-five percent of cases are women and 45% are men.

There are confirmed cases across the province, but most have been identified in the central area, which contains the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The provincial government says cumulative cases by area may change as data is updated in Panorama, the province’s electronic information system.

The numbers reflect where a person lives, not where their sample was collected.

  • West zone: 87 cases
  • Central zone: 1258 cases
  • North zone: 112 cases
  • East Zone: 72 cases

The provincial state of emergency, which was first declared on March 22, has been extended until January 24, 2021.

COVID ALERT APPLICATION

The Canadian COVID-19 alert application is available in Nova Scotia.

The app, which can be downloaded through Apple’s App Store or Google Play, informs users if they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

LIST OF SYMPTOMS

Anyone who has a new or worsening fever or cough, or two or more of the following new or worsening symptoms, is encouraged to take an online test or call 811 to determine if they should be tested for it. COVID-19:

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose / nasal congestion

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