COVID-19 / HEALTH / WELL-BEING
Today, October 15, Nova Scotia is reporting 18 new cases of COVID-19 and 17 recoveries.
There are 12 cases in the central zone, three cases in the west zone and three cases in the north zone.
There is community spread in the central area, mainly among people aged 20 to 40 who are not vaccinated and participate in social activities.
On October 14, two schools were notified of one or more exhibits at their school. As always, all staff, parents, and guardians are notified of exhibits if a positive case (student, teacher, or staff) was in school while it was contagious. A list of the schools exhibited is available online: https: //backtoschool.ednet.ns.
There were 106 cases of COVID-19 from October 7 to 13. Among these :
– 24 (22.6%) were fully vaccinated
– 5 (4.7 percent) were partially vaccinated
– 77 (72.6%) were not vaccinated
There were 5,380 cases from March 15 to October 13. Among these :
– 290 (5.4%) were fully vaccinated
– 345 (6.4%) were partially vaccinated
– 4,745 (88.2%) were not vaccinated
There were 296 people hospitalized. From these:
– 8 (2.7%) were fully vaccinated
– 29 (9.8%) were partially vaccinated
– 259 (87.5%) were not vaccinated
Thirty-two people died. From these:
– 3 (9.4 percent) were fully vaccinated
– 3 (9.4%) were partially vaccinated
– 26 (81.3%) were not vaccinated
To date, Nova Scotia has 199 active cases of COVID-19. Of these, 14 people are hospitalized, including one in intensive care.
There were 29,673 rapid tests administered between October 8 and 14. This includes 4,773 rapid tests at pop-up sites in Halifax and Dartmouth and 24,900 as part of the workplace screening program. Another 17,853 rapid home tests were distributed on pop-up sites.
On October 14, the laboratories of the Nova Scotia Health Authority performed 3,697 tests.
As of October 14, 1,543,667 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered. Of these, 745,517 Nova Scotians received their second dose.
As of August 1, there have been 1,181 positive cases of COVID-19 and four deaths. Cases range from under 10 to over 90 years old. There are 978 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure that safety measures and other important actions can continue. The decree will take effect at noon, Sunday, October 17, and will continue until noon, Sunday, October 31, unless the government terminates or extends it.
Nova Scotians with or without symptoms can book a test at: https: // covid-self-assessment.
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.
– cough (new or worse)
Or at least two of the following symptoms:
– fever (chills, sweating)
– runny nose or nasal congestion
– sore throat
– shortness of breath or 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.
– a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22, 2020 and was extended until October 31, 2021
Nova Scotians can find accurate and up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavi
More information on COVID-19 case data, testing and vaccines is available at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavi
More information on public health text notifications of positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts is available here: https://www.nshealth.ca/news/p
Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus or 1-833-784-4397 (toll free)