Nova Scotia Reports Two COVID-19 Deaths Tuesday, 153 New Cases – fr

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Nova Scotia Reports Two COVID-19 Deaths Tuesday, 153 New Cases – fr


HALIFAX – In what Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin described as a particularly difficult briefing, Nova Scotia on Tuesday announced two new COVID-19-related deaths and 153 new cases.

One of those who died was a woman in her 50s and another was a man in her 60s. Rankin said they both died at home from complications from COVID – one was unknown to public health as they had not tested positive before their deaths.

“It is indeed a very sad day,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia. “These people are not cases or numbers – they are family, friends and neighbors. “

Strang said that due to privacy concerns, no further information could be released about the two who died.

“On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer my sincere condolences to their family and friends,” said Rankin. “We are sorry for your loss. “

There have been 69 COVID-19-related deaths in the province since the start of the pandemic.

One hundred and thirty-nine of the 153 new cases on Tuesday are in the central area. Ten are in the East Zone, three in the North Zone and one in the West Zone.

Rankin also announced that the province would waive ambulance fees for those calling EHS due to symptoms of COVID-19.

Tuesday also marks a week since the latest round of lockdown restrictions took effect in Nova Scotia.

“We need you to have confidence that these restrictions will work,” Rankin added.

COVID-19 NS CASE DATA

Nova Scotia Health Authority labs completed a record 19,174 COVID-19 tests on Monday as the province works on its backlog of tests.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 3,007 cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. Of these, 1,878 cases have recovered and 69 people have died from COVID-19.

There are currently 29 people in hospital due to COVID-19, eight of whom are in intensive care.

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 a person’s place of residence, not where their sample was collected.

  • West Zone: 156 cases (27 active cases)
  • Central zone: 2479 cases (930 active cases)
  • North Zone: 163 cases (22 active cases)
  • East Zone: 209 cases (81 active cases)

The provincial state of emergency, which was first declared on March 22, 2020, has been extended until May 16, 2021.

CHANGES TO THE ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING STRATEGY

To address the backlog of test results, Nova Scotia is changing its asymptomatic screening strategy for COVID-19.

In the meantime, most Nova Scotians are encouraged to use pop-up testing sites instead of booking a COVID-19 lab test over the next few days.

People in the following categories are always encouraged to book lab tests:

  • Anyone with symptoms
  • Anyone who has been informed that they are a close contact of a known case
  • Anyone who has been in an exhibition venue
  • Anyone who has traveled outside of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador

Public health says anyone who does not meet the above criteria and has already booked an appointment should cancel it by following the instructions provided in their confirmation email.

“Efforts are being made to increase rapid testing capacity across the province,” a spokesperson for the province wrote in a press release on Friday.

Pop-up test locations operating on Tuesdays include:

  • Alderney Gate Public Library (60 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth) – noon to 7 p.m.
  • Cineplex Bridgewater (349 Lahave Street, Bridgewater) – 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Center 200 (481 George St, Sydney) – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Halifax Central Library (5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax) – noon to 7 p.m.
  • Halifax Convention Center (Argyle Street entrance, 1650 Argyle Street, Halifax) – noon to 7 p.m.
  • John Martin School (7 Brule St. Dartmouth) – noon to 7 p.m.
  • St. Andrews Community Center (3380 Barnstead Lane, Halifax) – noon to 7 p.m.

UPDATING VACCINES

Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 online dashboard provides an update on the amount of vaccines that have been administered to date.

As of Tuesday, 325,218 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered. According to the province, 29.7% of the eligible population received vaccines Thursday, 3.8% received a second dose.

As of Tuesday, Nova Scotia has received a total of 388,450 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since December 15.

COVID ALERT APP

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, notifies 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 COVID-19:

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