Nova Scotia reports 5 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

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Nova Scotia reports 5 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday


PRESS RELEASE
COVID-19 / HEALTH / WELL-BEING
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Five new cases of COVID-19 are reported in Nova Scotia today, March 27.
The cash desks are all located in the central area. All are close contacts of previously reported cases, including a probable case identified yesterday, March 26, at Sackville Heights High School in Lower Sackville.

“Nova Scotians were quick to respond to the call for testing throughout the pandemic,” Premier Iain Rankin said. “With two cases connected to schools in the Sackville area, we want to make sure the community has easy access to testing this weekend. Our mobile test unit will be set up at the Sackville Legion on Saturday and Sunday between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. I encourage everyone to come or make an appointment online. ”

To date, Nova Scotia has 25 active cases of COVID-19.

Nova Scotia Health Authority labs performed 1,912 tests in Nova Scotia on March 26.

Since October 1, Nova Scotia has performed 291,734 tests. There have been 620 positive COVID-19 cases and one death. No one is in the hospital. Cases vary in age from under 10 to over 80 years old. There are 594 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

“I encourage Nova Scotians to continue to make testing a part of their regular routine. said Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia. “Testing remains an important part of our province’s defense against the virus, especially where people have very mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.

Nova Scotians are strongly encouraged to seek an asymptomatic COVID-19 test, especially if they have a large number of close contacts due to their work or social activities. Appointments can be booked at https: // covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/, by choosing the asymptomatic option. Pop-up rapid test sites also continue to be set up across the province. More information on the tests can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus testing.

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:

At least two of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
– sore throat
– runny nose / nasal congestion
– headache
– shortness of breath / difficulty breathing

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, 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 New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island 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.

Nova Scotians are being asked to avoid non-essential travel to the city of Edmundston and surrounding New Brunswick communities due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in this region.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to adhere strictly to public health ordinances and directives – practicing good handwashing 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:
– Additional information on COVID-19 case data, testing and vaccines is available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus / data /
– state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22, 2020 and extended until April 4, 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 to 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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