COVID-19 / HEALTH / WELL-BEING
Today, May 29, Nova Scotia is reporting four COVID-19-related deaths and 33 new cases.
The deaths are:
– an 80-year-old man in the western area
– two 80-year-old men in the central area
– a 70-year-old woman in the central area
This is the highest number of deaths reported in one day since May 3, 2020, when six were reported. There have now been 84 COVID-19 related deaths in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia also reports 48 recoveries.
There are 21 new cases in the central zone, seven in the east zone, three in the west zone and two in the north zone.
One case in the central area is a staff member at the Ocean View Continuing Care Center in Eastern Passage. Public health provides guidance on isolation and other requirements.
There is still community spread in the central area and limited community spread in Sydney. The northern and western areas continue to be closely monitored for community spread.
“My heart breaks for the loved ones, friends and families of the four deceased Nova Scotians,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer my condolences. We need to protect everyone from this virus. Please get vaccinated, tested and obey the restrictions and public health measures.
To date, Nova Scotia has 566 active cases of COVID-19. There are 43 people hospitalized, including 18 in intensive care. The median age of people hospitalized in the third wave is 53 years for non-ICUs and 56 years for people in intensive care.
On May 28, the Nova Scotia Health Authority labs performed 5,837 tests.
“My prayers and condolences are with the families of the four who died,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia. “I cannot stress enough how essential it is to follow both the letter and the spirit of public health measures to prevent further illness and death from this virus. We must never forget that it is all around us, and that is why it is so important, we relax the restrictions and reopen slowly and gradually. “
As of April 1, there have been 3,788 positive cases of COVID-19 and 18 deaths. The age of cases varies from less than 10 years to over 90 years. There are 3,204 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
Travel to Nova Scotia:
Nova Scotians should stay as close to their homes and communities as possible, unless travel is essential for work, care, necessary purchases or 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 worse)
– 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 June 13, 2021
– due to an increased number of investigations, the exposure category (ie travel, close contact or under investigation) is not available per release hour; 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 to anyone experiencing or concerned about a mental health or addiction crisis by calling 1-888-429-8167 (free of charge)
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 about domestic violence, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll free)