COVID-19 / HEALTH / WELL-BEING
Today, May 24, Nova Scotia is reporting 49 new cases of COVID-19 and 98 recoveries, with 41 cases in the Central Zone and 8 in the East Zone. The cumulative cases by area have changed because the data was recently updated in Panorama. Changes can occur when large amounts of case data are validated at the same time.
“Today I received my first dose of the vaccine,” Premier Iain Rankin said. “The spirit of vaccination clinics is extraordinary. I cannot thank the front line workers enough for the important work they do to make sure we are all protected.
There is a scattered community in the central area and in Sydney. The northern and western areas continue to be closely watched for community spread.
To date, Nova Scotia has 894 active cases of COVID-19. There are 72 people in the hospital, including 19 in the ICU. The median age of people hospitalized in the third wave is 53 years for people not resuscitating and 58 years for people in intensive care.
On May 23, the Nova Scotia Health Authority labs performed 4,364 tests.
Updated immunization data will be available tomorrow.
“The number of positive cases reported today is lower,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia. “While this is a good sign, our test numbers are also dropping today. Our testing centers are open and I encourage those who are not to stop by to get tested.
As of April 1, there have been 3,593 positive COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths. Cases vary in age from under 10 to over 90 years old. There are 2,686 resolved cases.
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 immediately self-isolate and book a test.
– state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22, 2020 and extended until May 30, 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
For more information on testing in the Sydney, Bridgwater and Annapolis Valley areas, please see: https://www.nshealth.ca/news/p
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)