Eight patients in a non-COVID unit at the Halifax infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Center have been identified as positive for COVID-19
COVID-19 / HEALTH / WELL-BEING
Today, May 13, Nova Scotia is reporting 110 new cases of COVID-19 and 155 recoveries. There are 83 cases in the central zone, 12 in the east zone, nine in the west zone and six in the zone North.
Eight patients in a non-COVID unit at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Center have been identified as positive for COVID-19. They were transferred to a COVID-19 unit. The other patients in the non-COVID unit have tested negative and are being closely monitored. As a precaution, the Nova Scotia Health Authority is testing staff and physicians who have worked on the unit.
There is a scattered community in the central area. The eastern, northern and western areas continue to be closely watched for community spread. Public health cleared the backlog of positive cases and resumed normal processes for contacting cases and contacts.
“I am happy that the number of cases is not increasing in the central area, where the epidemic has been most severe,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “We all have to keep going to make sure we stop the spread of rapid variants. If you are not feeling well, stay home. By following public health measures, we strive to protect each other.
To date, Nova Scotia has 1,572 active cases of COVID-19. There are 85 people in the hospital, including 15 in the ICU.
On May 12, the Nova Scotia Health Authority labs performed 7,205 tests.
As of May 12, 402,733 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered. Of these, 38,421 Nova Scotians received their second dose.
“We are seeing the first signs of a decline in our number of cases, which indicates that the restrictions in place are working,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia. “The cases we are seeing have less close contact than the cases in previous weeks. We’re going in the right direction, so let’s keep up the good work by strictly adhering to public health protocols. “
As of April 1, there have been 2,665 positive COVID-19 cases and five deaths. Cases vary in age from under 10 to over 90 years old. There are 1,088 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
Traveling to Nova Scotia:
Nova Scotians should stay as close to their homes and communities as possible, unless travel is essential for work, care, shopping or necessary medical appointments, including medical appointments. vaccination. In this case, “community” is defined as a municipality or a county. Detailed information is available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavi
Nova Scotians with or without symptoms can book a test at https: // covid-self-assessment.
More information on the tests can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/corona
Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 is advised to self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test. Everyone they live with should also self-isolate until the person receives their first negative test result. If the test is positive, public health will advise everyone on what to do next.
Anyone told by public health that they were a close contact must perform a full 14-day quarantine, regardless of test results. If close contact is symptomatic, everyone they live with should also self-isolate until the person receives their first negative test result. If the test is positive, public health will advise everyone on what to do next.
Symptoms and self-assessment:
Nova Scotians should visit https: // covid-self-assessment.
– fever (i.e. chills / sweats) or cough (new or worsening)
– sore throat
– runny nose / nasal congestion
– shortness of breath / difficulty breathing
People should call 811 if they can’t access the online self-assessment or if they want to talk to a nurse about their symptoms.
Anyone showing symptoms should self-isolate immediately and book a test.
– state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22, 2020 and extended until May 16, 2021
– due to an increased number of investigations, the exposure category (ie travel, close contact or under investigation) is not available at the time of release; a breakdown by zone identifying the exposure categories will no longer be provided regularly
More information on COVID-19 case data, testing and vaccines is available at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavi
Nova Scotians can find accurate and up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavi
Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them reopen and operate safely at: https://novascotia.ca/reopenin
To learn more about public health text notifications of positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts, click here: https://www.nshealth.ca/news/p
More information on what is considered essential travel is available here: https://novascotia.ca/coronavi
Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus or 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)
Anyone needing help with a non-crisis mental health or addiction issue can call Community Mental Health and Addictions at 1-855-922-1122 (toll free) weekdays from 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)