COVID-19 / HEALTH / WELL-BEING
As of July 17, Nova Scotia reports no new cases of COVID-19 and three recoveries.
The four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.
To date, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. Of these, two people are hospitalized in COVID-19 units, including one in intensive care.
On July 16, the Nova Scotia Health Authority labs performed 2,189 tests.
As of April 1, there have been 4,128 positive cases of COVID-19 and 26 deaths. The age of cases varies from less than 10 years to over 90 years. There are 4,097 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.
Anyone told by public health that they were a close contact should perform a full 14-day quarantine, regardless of test results, unless they are fully vaccinated. If they are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before the exposure date, they do not need to self-isolate until they have symptoms of COVID-19. They should still be tested and monitored for symptoms for up to 14 days after the date of exposure. If symptoms develop, they should get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative test result.
Symptoms and self-assessment:
Nova Scotians should visit https: // covid-self-assessment.
– fever (i.e. chills / sweats) or cough (new or worsening)
– 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 July 25, 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 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/reopenin
A list of major assessment locations, including locations with walk-in testing, is available online at: https://www.nshealth.ca/corona
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 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)