Nova Scotia proclaims one new case of COVID-19 Saturday

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COMMUNICATIONS NOVA SCOTIA

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As of as we speak, Might 23, Nova Scotia has 1,049 confirmed circumstances of COVID-19. One new case was recognized Friday, Might 22.

“As we put together to reopen our province safely, I wish to proceed to thank Nova Scotians for his or her endurance and vigilance. I do know this has been troublesome,” stated Premier Stephen McNeil. “For individuals who have reopened, I wish to acknowledge your sturdy efforts to take action safely. Public security will stay the main focus of our actions going ahead.”

The QEII Well being Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab accomplished 561 Nova Scotia checks on Might 22 and is working 24-hours.

“New case numbers are staying low and we proceed to move in the best route. We will, and will, be happy with how we have fared,” stated Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of well being. “With nicer climate and looser restrictions, I ask all Nova Scotians to proceed practising good hygiene, limiting non-essential journey, staying house in case you’re feeling unwell, limiting giant teams and sporting non-medical masks when and the place applicable.”

There are two licensed long-term care houses and unlicensed seniors’ amenities in Nova Scotia with energetic circumstances of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax at the moment has 12 residents and 4 employees with energetic circumstances. One different facility has one resident with an energetic case.

The checklist of signs being screened for has not too long ago expanded. When you have any one of many following signs, go to https://811.novascotia.ca to find out in case you ought to name 811 for additional evaluation:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a earlier cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nostril

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— uncommon fatigue

— lack of sense of scent or style

— pink, purple or blueish lesions on the ft, toes or fingers with out clear trigger

Up to now, Nova Scotia has 37,671 adverse take a look at outcomes, 1,049 optimistic COVID-19 take a look at outcomes and 58 deaths. Confirmed circumstances vary in age from underneath 10 to over 90. Six people are at the moment in hospital, three of these in ICU. 9-hundred and sixty-nine people have now recovered and their circumstances of COVID-19 are thought-about resolved. Instances have been recognized in all components of the province. A map and graphic presentation of the case information is on the market at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/information .

Public well being is working to establish and take a look at individuals who could have are available shut contact with the confirmed circumstances. These people who’ve been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at house, away from the general public, for 14 days.

Anybody who has travelled outdoors Nova Scotia should self-isolate for 14 days. As all the time, any Nova Scotian who develops signs of acute respiratory sickness ought to restrict their contact with others till they really feel higher.

It stays vital for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the general public well being order and directives – practise good hand washing and different hygiene steps, preserve a bodily distance of two metres or six ft from these not in your family or household family bubble and restrict deliberate social gatherings of individuals outdoors your family or household family bubble to not more than 5.

Nova Scotians can discover correct, up-to-date data, handwashing posters and truth sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Fast Details:

— testing numbers are up to date each day at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared underneath the Emergency Administration Act on March 22 and prolonged to Might 31

Extra Assets:

Authorities of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Authorities of Canada toll-free data line 1-833-784-4397

The Psychological Well being Provincial Disaster Line is on the market 24/7 to anybody experiencing a psychological well being or addictions disaster, or somebody involved about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Children Assist Telephone is on the market 24/7, by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For assist or details about home violence 24/7, name 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

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