COVID-19 / HEALTH / WELL-BEING
Today, June 12, Nova Scotia is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 and five recoveries.
There are five new cases in the central area. Four of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases. One is related to travel.
Four cases are in the East zone. Three of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and one is under investigation.
A new case is in the western area and is linked to travel.
There is limited community broadcasting in the central area. The eastern, northern and western areas continue to be closely monitored for community spread.
“Thank you, Nova Scotian. A low number of cases reflects the fact that we are all putting the safety of friends, families and our province first in reducing the spread of COVID-19, ”Premier Iain Rankin said. “Remember to get tested regularly as this is the key to containing this virus and follow the protocols while you are out and enjoying the weekend. “
To date, Nova Scotia has 145 active cases of COVID-19. Of these, 10 people are hospitalized in COVID-19 units, including six in intensive care. The median age of people hospitalized in the third wave is 53 years for non-ICUs and 55 years for people in intensive care.
On June 11, the laboratories of the Nova Scotia Health Authority performed 5,399 tests.
“We are moving in the right direction to keep this virus at bay,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia. “The way out of this virus is to work together. I encourage everyone to continue to follow public health measures, get tested regularly and receive two doses of the vaccine. “
As of April 1, there have been 3,994 positive cases of COVID-19 and 23 deaths. The age of cases varies from less than 10 years to over 90 years. There are 3,826 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
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 in 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 27, 2021
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/coron
Nova Scotia’s five-phase plan to reopen, announced May 28, 2021: https://novascotia.ca/reopenin
Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them reopen and operate safely at: https://novascotia.ca/reope
More information on public health text notifications of positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts is available 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 ( 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 help or information on domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll free)