COVID-19 / HEALTH / WELL-BEING
Today, July 4, Nova Scotia is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 and two recoveries.
Two cases are in the central area and are close contacts of previously reported cases.
The other case is in the East Zone and is in close contact with a previously reported case.
There is limited community broadcasting in the central area. The eastern, northern and western areas continue to be closely monitored for community spread.
“Over the past week, we have seen new single digit case numbers every day, which is a testament to the hard work of Nova Scotians. But we must continue our hard work as restrictions ease and our borders open, ”said Premier Iain. Rankin. “Getting tested regularly and getting vaccinated will help us have a wonderful summer with our friends and family. ”
To date, Nova Scotia has 53 active cases of COVID-19. Of these, two people are hospitalized in COVID-19 units.
On July 3, the Nova Scotia Health Authority labs performed 2,827 tests.
“Nova Scotians are working hard, but we must continue to be vigilant in monitoring public health measures,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia. “If you haven’t received your first dose of vaccine, please reserve it, and if you have, please reserve your second dose as soon as you can. “
As of April 1, there have been 4,111 positive cases of COVID-19 and 26 deaths. The age of cases varies from less than 10 years to over 90 years. There are 4,032 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 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 July 11, 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/coronavi
Nova Scotia’s five-phase reopening plan, 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/reopenin
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 hours a day, 7 days a week 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 help or information on domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll free)