Nova Scotia sets new daily record with 175 COVID-19 cases – Halifax – fr

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Nova Scotia sets new daily record with 175 COVID-19 cases – Halifax – fr


Nova Scotia reported 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, a new high in a single day, with the number of active cases in the province surpassing 1,200.

The previous one-day record was set on Tuesday of this week, with 153 new cases.

There are 149 new cases in the central health zone, 13 in the east health zone, nine in the west health zone and four in the north health zone.

In a statement, the province said the community was scattered throughout the core area, while other health zones “continue to be closely watched for the spread of the community.”

The province said a backlog of tests has been resolved and the lab is now processing tests within 48 to 72 hours. However, public health is still working on a backlog of case contacts and data entry, and this should be resolved in the coming days.

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Due to the high test volumes, it may take five to seven days to get a result through the 1-844 COVID hotline.

“People tested because of potential exposure, because they are showing symptoms, or because they have been advised by public health to self-isolate until they receive the test results , should continue to self-isolate until they test negative, ”the statement said. “Close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases and those who were present in high-risk exposure locations should self-isolate for a full 14 days, regardless of the test result.”

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The province currently has 1,203 active cases of the virus. The number of people hospitalized has risen to 40, including nine in the ICUs. So far, 69 people have died from the disease.

“The number of cases continues to be very high and it is not surprising,” Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia, said in the release.

“As the lab worked on its backlog, positive cases were added to our data system and data entry is still a bit behind schedule. This delay is reflected in the high numbers that we still see. The team is working hard and I expect the data entry to catch up quickly. We should not take comfort from this – even without delay our numbers would still be too high. Nova Scotians must stay the course and follow the restrictions.

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Nova Scotia Health Authority labs performed 11,506 tests on Tuesday.

Case in Membertou First Nation

In a statement, Membertou First Nation said two community members have tested positive for COVID-19 and are both self-isolating as needed.

He said contact tracing was ongoing and all close contacts would be contacted by public health.

“As a community, we need to join together with those who become HIV positive with the COVID-19 virus,” the statement read. “Kindness, caring and support go a long way in improving the mental health of those who are struggling with the virus.”

The First Nation is asking anyone who may have come into contact with someone who becomes HIV positive for COVID-19 to get tested and self-isolate.

Membertou is calling on all family members or close friends who come in contact with someone who becomes HIV-positive for COVID-19 to get tested and self-isolate.

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