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Nova Scotia Government COVID-19 Updates

Nova Scotia Government COVID-19 Updates

By Nova Scotia Government
COVID-19 updates from the Nova Scotia Government.

Website: novascotia.ca/coronavirus/

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September 9, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday, when the labs completed 801 NS tests. Dr. Strang  provides a #COVID19NS update today. The list of symptoms being screened for #COVID19 was recently updated to reflect the epidemiology in Nova Scotia. Visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment. Nova Scotia has 81,092 negative test results, 1,086 positives, 65 deaths and 1,018 cases of #COVID19 are now resolved. No one is currently in hospital. For the latest data, visit www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
15:31
September 9, 2020
September 2, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, provides more details on Nova Scotia's back to school plan.
25:18
September 2, 2020
August 26, 2020: Update From Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update.
25:33
August 26, 2020
August 14, 2020: Update From Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides an update to announce more details of the back to school plan.
12:15
August 14, 2020
July 31, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, provides #COVID19NS update for Friday, July 31, 2020. Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified Thursday. The new cases are in the Central Zone and are Nova Scotians who travelled outside Canada. The people have been in self-isolation since returning to the province, as required. The QEII microbiology lab completed 456 NS tests July 30. NS has 63,647 negative test results, 1,069 positive cases and 64 deaths and 1,003 resolved cases. https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data/
16:12
July 31, 2020
July 24, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provide a #COVID19NS update.
17:24
July 24, 2020
July 17, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Some visitor restrictions in long-term care homes are being eased and non-medical masks will become mandatory on public transportation. Read the details at novascotia.ca/coronavirus/restriction-updates.
20:50
July 17, 2020
July 9, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, provides a #COVID19NS update.
06:49
July 9, 2020
July 6, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, provides a #COVID19NS update, including information on one new case of COVID-19. The new case is related to travel outside Canada. The individual does not reside in Nova Scotia but was passing through from the United States to Prince Edward Island.
12:14
July 6, 2020
July 3, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, provides a #COVID19NS update for Friday, July 3, 2020.
18:53
July 3, 2020
June 26, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, provides a #COVID19NS update and announces further reopening measures.
20:54
June 26, 2020
June 18, 2020: Update from Premier Stephen McNeil
Premier Stephen McNeil announces further easing of #COVID19NS restrictions.
03:04
June 18, 2020
June 10, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang will provide a #COVID19NS update today, including information on updated #COVID19 data. No new cases of #COVID19 were identified yesterday, when the lab completed 691 Nova Scotia tests. Nova Scotia has 1,061 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and there are five active cases. The province has reconciled and consolidated data sources to ensure all publicly reported data comes from a single source. This change altered some data points; for details visit novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200610002. There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of #COVID19. Nova Scotia has 46,668 negative test results, 1,061 positives, 62 deaths and 994 #COVID19 cases are resolved. Two individuals are currently in hospital, both in ICU. Data is updated daily at novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
09:35
June 10, 2020
June 9, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update today, including information on one new death and one new case of #COVID19. Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 62. The death involved a female in her 70’s with underlying medical conditions in the Central Zone. She was not a resident of a long-term care home. Nova Scotia has 1,060 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified yesterday when the lab completed 578 Nova Scotia tests. There is one licensed long-term care home in Nova Scotia with an active case of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has one resident with an active case. Data sources are being reconciled and consolidated to ensure all publicly reported data comes from a single source, Panorama, the province’s public health reporting system. Updated data will be reported this week.
09:30
June 9, 2020
June 5, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update for June 5, 2020. Nova Scotia has 1,058 confirmed cases of #COVID19. No new cases were identified yesterday, when the lab completed 773 Nova Scotia tests. There is one licensed long-term care home in Nova Scotia with active cases of #COVID19. Northwood in Halifax currently has one resident and one staff active cases. Nova Scotia has 44,477 negative test results, 1,058 positives, 61 deaths and 997 people have recovered from #COVID19. Three individuals are in hospital, two of those in ICU. Data is updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
19:09
June 5, 2020
June 3, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang will provides a #COVID19NS update today, including information on one new case. Nova Scotia has 1,058 confirmed cases of #COVID19. One new case was identified yesterday, when the lab completed 639 Nova Scotia tests. There is one licensed long-term care home in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has three residents and two staff active cases. Nova Scotia has 43,340 negative test results, 1,058 positives, 60 deaths and 993 people have recovered from COVID-19. Three individuals are in hospital, one of those in ICU. Data is updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
06:50
June 3, 2020
June 2, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update today, June 2, 2020. No new cases of #COVID19 were identified yesterday, when the lab completed 532 Nova Scotia tests. Nova Scotia has 1,057 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is one licensed long-term care home in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has three residents and two staff active cases. Nova Scotia has 42,861 negative test results, 1,057 positives, 60 deaths and 992 people have recovered from COVID-19. Five individuals are in hospital, two of those in ICU. Data is updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
08:57
June 2, 2020
May 29, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update on further steps to reopen Nova Scotia’s economy. No new cases were identified Thursday, May 28, when the lab completed 1034 Nova Scotia tests. As of today, May 29, Nova Scotia has 1,055 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is one licensed long-term care home in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 10 residents and four staff active cases. Nova Scotia has 40,914 negative test results, 1,055 positives, 59 deaths and 978 people have recovered. Eight individuals are in hospital, three in ICU. Data is updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
12:50
May 29, 2020
May 27, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides an update on further steps to reopen Nova Scotia’s economy today. Learn more about the reopening preparation at: novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia Nova Scotia has 1,053 confirmed cases of #COVID19. One new case was identified Tuesday, May 26, when the lab completed 533 Nova Scotia tests. There is one licensed long-term care home in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 12 residents and four staff active cases. Nova Scotia has 39,441 negative test results, 1,053 positives, 59 deaths and 975 people have recovered from COVID-19. Seven individuals are in hospital, three in ICU. Data is updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data
07:18
May 27, 2020
May 26, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update about a death and two new cases. Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to #COVID19, bringing the total to 59. The death involved a female in her 80’s with underlying medical conditions in the Central Zone; she was not a resident of a long-term care home. Nova Scotia has 1,052 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified yesterday, when the lab completed 573 Nova Scotia tests. There is one licensed long-term care home in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 11 residents and four staff active cases. Nova Scotia has 38,999 negative test results, 1,052 positives, 59 deaths and 976 people have recovered from COVID-19. Seven individuals are in hospital, three in ICU. Data is updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
03:54
May 26, 2020
May 22, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update, including information on two new cases. Nova Scotia has 1,048 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified yesterday, when the lab completed 427 Nova Scotia tests. Two licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities have active cases of #COVID19. Northwood has 16 residents and four staff with active cases. One other facility has one resident with an active case. Beginning today, the list of symptoms being screened for #COVID19NS is expanding. If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment: -- fever (i.e. chills, sweats) -- cough or worsening of a previous cough -- sore throat -- headache -- shortness of breath -- muscle aches -- sneezing -- nasal congestion/runny nose -- hoarse voice -- diarrhea -- unusual fatigue -- loss of sense of smell or taste -- red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause Nova Scotia has 37,405 negative test results, 1,048 positives, 58 deaths and 961 Nova Scotians have recovered from #COVID19. Eight people are in hospital, four in ICU. Data is updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
11:07
May 22, 2020
May 20, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, provides an update today, May 20, 2020. Nova Scotia is reporting another death related to COVID-19, for a total of 57. The death was at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax. One new case was identified Tuesday, for a total of 1,045 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The QEII microbiology lab completed 353 Nova Scotia tests. NS has 36,656 negative test results, 1,045 positive and 57 deaths. 8 people are in hospital, four in ICU. 956 have recovered. https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data. There are two long-term care homes and seniors' facilities with active cases. Northwood in Halifax has 19 residents and 3 staff with active cases. One other facility has one resident with an active case.
12:21
May 20, 2020
May 19, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, provides an update today, May 19, 2020. Nova Scotia is reporting another death related to COVID-19, for a total of 56. The death was at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax. NS has 1,044 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Monday. The QEII microbiology lab completed 384 NS tests May 18. NS has 36,438 negative test results, 1,044 positive and 56 deaths. 9 people are in hospital, five in ICU. 956 people have recovered. https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data. There are two long-term care homes and seniors' facilities with active cases. Northwood in Halifax has 19 residents and seven staff with active cases. One other facility has one resident with an active case.
10:16
May 19, 2020
May 15, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides an update today, including information about the easing of some restrictions around #COVID19NS. Nova Scotia is reporting four additional deaths related to #COVID19, bringing the total to 55. The deaths occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax. Nova Scotia has 1,034 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Eight new cases were identified Thursday, May 14, when the lab completed 473 Nova Scotia tests. The province is renewing the state of emergency for two more weeks. The order will take effect at noon Sunday, May 17 and extend to noon Sunday, May 31, unless government terminates or extends it. Three licensed long-term care homes & unlicensed seniors' facilities have cases of COVID-19. Northwood has 25 residents and 15 staff with active cases. One other facility has a staff member with an active case and another facility has a resident with an active case. Nova Scotia has 35,375 negative test results, 1,034 positives, 55 deaths and 918 people have recovered from #COVID19. Nine individuals are in hospital, five with ICU. Data is updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data
11:59
May 15, 2020
May 13, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, provides an update today and will discuss the work being done to reconcile case data. Nova Scotia is reporting 3 more deaths related to COVID-19, for a total of 51. Four new cases were identified. The deaths were at the Northwood long-term care home in HRM. Nova Scotia has 1,024 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The QEII microbiology lab completed 502 NS tests May 12. NS has 34,604 negative test results, 1,024 positive and 51 deaths. 9 people are in hospital, 4 in ICU. 870 people have recovered. https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data. Three licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in NS have active cases of COVID-19. Northwood has 64 residents and 13 staff with active cases. One other facility has one staff member with an active case and another facility has one resident with an active case.
03:51
May 13, 2020
May 12, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update today, including information on one new case. Nova Scotia has 1,020 confirmed cases of #COVID19. One new case was identified Monday, May 11, when the lab completed 427 Nova Scotia tests. Three licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities have active cases of #COVID19. Northwood has 157 residents and 8 staff with active cases. One other facility has a staff member with an active case and another facility has a resident with an active case. Nova Scotia has 34,204 negative test results, 1,020 positives, 48 deaths and 864 people have recovered from #COVID19. Nine individuals are in hospital, four in ICU. Data is updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
08:09
May 12, 2020
May 8, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update, including information on two deaths and one new case.  Nova Scotia is reporting two additional deaths related to #COVID19, bringing the total to 46. The deaths occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax. Premier Stephen McNeil: “Health system partners stand side-by-side with Northwood and our mobilization of efforts to support them will continue for as long as necessary.” Nova Scotia has 1,008 confirmed cases of #COVID19. One new case was identified Thursday, May 7, when the lab competed 840 Nova Scotia tests. Two licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in NS have active cases of #COVID19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 156 residents and 38 staff with active cases. One other facility has one staff member with an active case. Nova Scotia has 32,835 negative test results, 1,008 positives, 46 deaths and 722 people have recovered. Five people are currently in hospital, two in ICU. #COVID19NS data is updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
06:31
May 8, 2020
May 6, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, provides an update on COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. As of today, May 6, Nova Scotia has 998 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Seven new cases were identified Tuesday, May 5. The  QEII lab completed 764 NS tests May 5. NS has 31,541 negative test  results, 998 positive COVID-19 test results and 41 deaths. Five people  are in hospital, two in ICU. 661 have recovered. There are 3 licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in NS with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax has 160 residents and 51 staff with active cases. The other facilities each have one staff with an active case. A map and graphic presentation of the case data is available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data .
04:25
May 6, 2020
May 5, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update, including information on three more deaths and six new cases of #COVID19. Nova Scotia is reporting three additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 41. The deaths occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax. Nova Scotia has 991 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Six new cases were identified yesterday, when the lab completed 454 Nova Scotia. As of May 4, there were 11 licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with cases of COVID-19, involving 245 residents and 113 staff. Premier Stephen McNeil: “We are working hard with the Northwood team and our partners have rallied around the home and its residents and staff. We will keep supporting them until this horrible disease is defeated.” Nova Scotia has 30,984 negative test results, 991 positives, 41 deaths and 652 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. Six people are currently in hospital, two in ICU. Data is updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
18:14
May 5, 2020
May 1, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health provides a #COVID19NS update, including information on one death and 12 new cases.  Premier McNeil and Dr. Strang announce the easing of some public health restrictions around outdoor and recreational activities. Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to #COVID19, bringing the total to 29. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax. As of April 30, there were 10 licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with cases of #COVID19, involving 237 residents and 105 staff. Nova Scotia has 959 confirmed cases of #COVID19, and 12 new cases were identified yesterday. The lab completed 812 Nova Scotia tests on April 30 and is operating 24-hours. Nova Scotia has 28,883 negative test results, 959 positives, 29 deaths and 592 Nova Scotians have recovered from #COVID19. Ten people are currently in hospital, three in ICU. Data is updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
14:39
May 1, 2020
April 29, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update: Nova Scotia is reporting another death related to COVID-19, for a total of 28. The death was at the Northwood long-term care home in HRM. NS has 935 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 20 new cases were identified Tuesday. The QEII microbiology lab completed 905 NS tests. As of April 28, there were 10 licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in NS with cases of COVID-19, involving 227 residents and 97 staff. NS has 27,486 negative test results, 935 positive COVID-19 test results and 28 deaths. 11 people are in hospital, three in ICU. 529 have recovered. https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
10:08
April 29, 2020
April 28, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update, including information on three more deaths in the province. Nova Scotia is reporting three additional deaths related to #COVID19, bringing the total to 27. The deaths occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax. "Three more families are grieving losses in our province today and my heart goes out to them at this incredibly difficult time," said Premier Stephen McNeil. Nova Scotia has 915 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Fifteen new cases were identified Monday, April 27. The lab completed 483 Nova Scotia tests on April 27 and is operating 24-hours. As of April 27, there were 10 licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with cases of COVID-19, involving 218 residents and 95 staff. Nova Scotia has 26,902 negative test results, 915 positives, 27 deaths, and 522 people have recovered from COVID-19. Twelve individuals are currently in hospital, three in ICU. Data is updated daily at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
10:27
April 28, 2020
April 24, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update, including information on 23 new cases. Nova Scotia has confirmed 850 cases of #COVID19. The lab completed 888 Nova Scotia tests yesterday. Nova Scotia has conducted more COVID-19 tests per capita than any other province. As of April 23, there were 10 licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors’ facilities in Nova Scotia with cases of #COVID19, involving 189 residents and 82 staff. Nova Scotia has 24,521 negative test results, 850 positives and 16 deaths. Eleven people are in hospital, three in ICU and 392 Nova Scotians have recovered from #COVID19. Data is updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
08:11
April 24, 2020
April 23, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update, including information on four deaths and 55 new cases. Nova Scotia is reporting four deaths related to #COVID19, bringing the total to 16. Three occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax and the other occurred at Harbourstone Enhanced Care in Sydney. As of today, Nova Scotia has confirmed 827 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Fifty-five new cases were identified Wednesday, April 22. The lab completed 921 Nova Scotia cases yesterday. Nova Scotia has conducted more COVID-19 tests per capita than any other province. As of April 22, there were 10 licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors’ facilities in Nova Scotia with cases of #COVID19, involving 158 residents and 79 staff. Nova Scotia has 23,731 negative test results, 827 positives and 16 deaths. Ten people are in hospital, four in ICU and 358 Nova Scotians have recovered from #COVID19. Data is updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
06:45
April 23, 2020
April 22, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health,  provides an #COVID19NS update. Today, April 22, Nova Scotia is reporting two more deaths related to COVID-19, for a total of 12. The deaths were at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. As of today, Nova Scotia has confirmed 772 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Thirty-five new cases were identified Tuesday, April 21. There were 10 licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors’ facilities in Nova Scotia with cases of COVID-19, involving 148 residents and 65 staff. The QEII lab completed 849 NS tests Tuesday and is operating 24-hours. Nova Scotia has conducted more COVID-19 tests per capita than any other province. NS has 22,993 negative test results, 772 positive and 12 deaths. Ten people are in hospital, three in ICU. 330 have now recovered from COVID-19. https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
05:56
April 22, 2020
April 21, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update, including information on one death and 16 new cases. Nova Scotia is reporting another death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 10. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. As of today, Nova Scotia has confirmed 737 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Sixteen new cases were identified Monday, April 20, when the lab completed 516 tests. As of April 20, there were 10 licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors’ facilities in Nova Scotia with cases of COVID-19, involving 128 residents and 62 staff. Nova Scotia has 22,190 negative test results, 737 positives and 10 deaths. Eleven people are currently in hospital, three in ICU and 286 have recovered from COVID-19. For up-to-date data, visit: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
05:46
April 21, 2020
April 20, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update, including information on 46 new cases. As of today, April 20, Nova Scotia has 721 confirmed cases of #COVID19. Forty-six new cases were identified Sunday, April 19. The lab completed 874 tests yesterday. As of April 19, there were nine licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors’ facilities in Nova Scotia with cases of #COVID19, involving 127 residents and 61 staff. To date, Nova Scotia has 21,769 negative test results, 721 positives and nine deaths. Twelve people are in hospital, four in ICU and 248 Nova Scotians have recovered from #COVID19. Numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data .
05:53
April 20, 2020
April 19, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update, including information on two more deaths and 26 new cases. Nova Scotia is reporting two more deaths related to #COVID19, bringing the total to nine. The deaths occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. As of today, Nova Scotia has 675 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twenty-six new cases were identified Saturday, April 18. The lab completed 856 tests yesterday. As of April 18, there were eight licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with cases of COVID-19, involving 93 residents and 54 staff. Nova Scotia has 21,120 negative test results, 675 positives and nine deaths. Eleven individuals are currently in hospital, four of those in ICU. Two hundred individuals have now recovered. Stay up-to-date at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
02:41
April 19, 2020
April 17, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Nova Scotia has recorded its fourth COVID-19 related death. A woman  in her 80s in Cape Breton died today of complications related to  COVID-19.  Dr. Robert Strang, Nova  Scotia's chief medical officer of health provides an update.  As of today, Nova Scotia has 606  confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twenty-seven new cases were identified  Thursday, April 16. The QEII microbiology lab completed 966 NS tests  Thursday. As of April 16, there were 8 licensed long-term care homes in  Nova Scotia with cases of COVID-19, involving 55 residents and 43 staff. Nova Scotia has 19,506 negative test results, 606 positive and  four deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. 11  people are in hospital, five in ICU. 177 people have recovered. Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, hand washing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
10:05
April 17, 2020
April 16, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update including info on 30 new cases. Nova Scotia has 579 confirmed cases of #COVID19. The lab completed 1,065 Nova Scotia tests yesterday and is operating 24-hours. As of April 15, there were seven licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with cases of #COVID19; 42 residents and 23 staff. Nova Scotia has 18,453 negative test results, 579 positive, three  deaths and 176 have recovered. Eleven individuals are currently in  hospital, four of those in ICU. #COVID19NS numbers are updated daily at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
03:56
April 16, 2020
April 15, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update, including information on 32 new cases. Nova Scotia has 549 confirmed cases of #COVID19. The microbiology lab completed 885 Nova Scotia tests yesterday and is operating 24-hours. Nova Scotia has 17,419 negative test results, 549 positives, three  deaths and 137 Nova Scotians have recovered. Nine are currently in  hospital, four in ICU. Data is updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
05:25
April 15, 2020
April 14, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Government released #COVID19NS projections today that show how COVID-19 could progress through the province through to June 30. Details are available at http://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/modelling. Today, Nova Scotia reported 517 positive cases of #COVID19. According to the projections, if Nova Scotia had not put strong public health measures in place, the province could have instead had 943 cases as of today. Projections also show that if Nova Scotians continue to follow public health orders, there could be 1,453 cases by June 30, but with poor compliance, cases could grow to 6,269 over that time period. The projections show a flattened peak in total cases in May that continues into June if public health measures continue. Premier McNeil: “These projections clearly show complying with social distancing and other measures can save lives. But we have to stay vigilant. The coming weeks are crucial, and we must continue to follow the protocols.” #COVID19NS Testing has proven to be effective. The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab is operating 24-hours. Nova Scotia is second in Canada in the number of people tested per million.
11:54
April 14, 2020
April 9, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Nova Scotia has recorded its second death related to COVID-19. On Wednesday, April 8, a woman in her 90s with underlying medical conditions died in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital as a result of complications related to COVID-19. “The death of a loved one is never easy. Unfortunately, this virus makes the loss of a family member all the more difficult,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “I want to offer my sincere condolences to the family as they grieve. Together, we have the power to stop this disease.” As of April 9, Nova Scotia has 373 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Thirty-one new cases were identified Wednesday, April 8. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 980 Nova Scotia tests on Wednesday, April 8 and is operating 24-hours. While most cases in Nova Scotia have been connected to travel or a known case, there is now community spread. That is why travel has been removed as a requirement for testing for COVID-19. The list of symptoms being screened for has also expanded. If you have two or more of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca/ to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment: fever new or worsening cough sore throat runny nose headache To date, Nova Scotia has 12,177 negative test results, 373 positive COVID-19 test results and two deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under ten to over 90. Ten individuals are currently in hospital, four of those in ICU. Eighty-two individuals have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. A map and graphic presentation of the case data is available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data . Public health is working to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with the confirmed cases. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days. Anyone who has travelled outside Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better. It is now more important than ever for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health orders and directives - practise good hygiene, maintain a physical distance of two metres or six feet from others, limit essential gatherings to no more than five people and stay at home as much as possible. Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
07:55
April 9, 2020
April 8, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides a #COVID19NS update including info on 32 new cases.  Nova Scotia has 342 confirmed cases of #COVID19. The lab is operating 24/7 and completed more than 700 Nova Scotia tests yesterday. Travel is no longer a requirement for screening, and the list of symptoms being screened for has also expanded. If you have two or more of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca/ to determine if you should call 811: ◾ fever ◾ new or worsening cough ◾ sore throat ◾ runny nose ◾ headache NS has 11,346 negative test results, 342 positive results and one death. Eleven individuals are currently in hospital, five of those in ICU. Data is updated daily at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
07:59
April 8, 2020
April 7, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Robert Strang provides a #COVID19NS   update including information on 17 new cases. Nova Scotia has 310 confirmed cases of #COVID19. The province has   also recorded its first death. NS has 10,621 negative test results, 310 positive #COVID19 test   results and one death. Sixty-six Nova Scotians have now recovered, with 11 in   hospital. Data is updated daily at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data  . It is now more important than ever for Nova Scotians to strictly   adhere to the public health orders and directives to prevent the spread of   #COVID19NS. Practise good hygiene, maintain a physical distance of two metres or six   feet from others, limit essential gatherings to no more than five people and   stay at home as much as possible.
08:30
April 7, 2020
April 6, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Now that community spread is present in Nova Scotia, travel is no longer a testing requirement for #COVID19. You still need to be assessed by 811 first. Visit https://811.novascotia.ca/ for more information. Additionally, Dr. Strang has directed licensed long-term care homes to follow measures to further prevent the introduction of COVID-19 into these homes and to reduce its spread if introduced to the facility. The directive includes provisions including cleaning, monitoring of residents and staff, testing, and reporting. The directive was provided to the sector today and is effective immediately. Dr. Strang: "As we see the beginning of community spread, it is critical we take further measures to protect our family members in long-term care homes."
12:00
April 6, 2020
April 5, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
As of today, April 5, Nova Scotia has 262 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twenty-six new cases were identified Saturday, April 4. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 592 Nova Scotia tests on Saturday, April 4. While most cases in Nova Scotia to date have been connected to travel or a known case, it is now known there is community spread. This is expected and why the testing strategy continues to be adjusted. Part of that is increasing lab capacity. Processing at the lab is moving to 24/7 operations on Monday, April 6. To date, Nova Scotia has 9,510 negative test results and 262 confirmed cases. Those cases range in age from under ten to over 90. Six individuals are currently in hospital. Fifty-three individuals have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. A map and graphic presentation of the case data is available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data . Public health is working to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with the confirmed cases. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days. Anyone who has travelled outside Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better. If they are concerned about COVID-19 they can go to https://811.novascotia.ca/ and use the online assessment tool. Anyone referred to an assessment site by 811 will be tested. It is now more important than ever for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health orders and directives - practise good hygiene, maintain a physical distance of two metres or six feet from others, limit essential gatherings to no more than five people and stay at home as much as possible. Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
11:53
April 5, 2020
April 3, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
As of today, April 3, Nova Scotia has 207 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Fourteen new cases were identified Thursday, April 2 and almost 900 COVID-19 tests were completed at the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab. While most cases in Nova Scotia are connected to travel or a known case, as reported previously, there is one confirmed case of community transmission and more cases are expected to present. To date, Nova Scotia has 8,234 negative test results and 207 confirmed cases. Those cases range in age from under ten to over 80. Five individuals are currently in hospital. Twenty-one individuals have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. A map and graphic presentation of the case data is available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data . Public health is working to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with the confirmed cases. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days. Anyone who has travelled outside Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better. If they are concerned about COVID-19 they can go to https://811.novascotia.ca/ and use the online assessment tool. Anyone referred to an assessment site by 811 will be tested. It is now more important than ever for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health orders and directives - practise good hygiene, maintain a physical distance of two metres or six feet from others, limit essential gatherings to no more than five people and stay at home as much as possible. Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
09:48
April 3, 2020
April 2, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
As of April 2, Nova Scotia has 193 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twenty new cases were identified Wednesday, April 1, and 900 COVID-19 tests were completed at the QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab. While most cases in Nova Scotia are connected to travel or a known case, as reported previously, there is one confirmed case of community transmission and more cases are expected to present. To date, Nova Scotia has 7,446 negative test results and 193 confirmed cases. Those cases range in age from under ten to over 80. Five individuals are currently in hospital. Sixteen individuals have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. A map and graphic presentation of the case data is now available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data . Public health is working to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with the confirmed cases. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days. Anyone who has travelled outside Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better. If they are concerned about COVID-19 they can go to https://811.novascotia.ca/ and use the online assessment tool. Anyone referred to an assessment site by 811 will be tested. It is now more important than ever for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health orders and directives - practise good hygiene, maintain a physical distance of two metres or six feet from others, limit essential gatherings to no more than five people and stay at home as much as possible. Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
06:28
April 3, 2020
April 1, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
As of April 1, Nova Scotia has 173 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twenty-six new cases were identified Tuesday, March 31, and more than 1,000 COVID-19 tests were completed at the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab. While most cases in Nova Scotia are connected to travel or a known case, as reported previously, there is one confirmed case of community transmission and more cases are expected to present. Of the 26 new cases of COVID-19, one is a staff member at The Magnolia residential care home in Enfield. That makes three staff members and two residents of The Magnolia who have tested positive. The residents are in isolation and staff members are isolating at home. All residents are being monitored for symptoms of COVID-19 including temperature checks twice daily. To date, two other nursing homes in Nova Scotia each have one staff member who has tested positive. They are isolating at home and appropriate infection prevention and control measures are in place at facilities across the province. To date, Nova Scotia has 6,591 negative test results and 173 confirmed cases. Those cases range in age from under ten to over 80. Five individuals are currently in hospital. Eleven individuals have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Public health is working to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with the confirmed cases. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days. Anyone who has travelled outside Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better. If they are concerned about COVID-19 they can go to https://811.novascotia.ca/ and use the online assessment tool. Anyone referred to an assessment site by 811 will be tested. It is now more important than ever for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health orders and directives – practise good hygiene, maintain a physical distance of two metres or six feet from others, limit essential gatherings to no more than five people and stay at home as much as possible. Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
08:37
April 1, 2020
March 31, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides an update about #COVID19NS including information on 20 new cases. As of today, March 31 2020, Nova Scotia has 147 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
06:23
March 31, 2020
March 30, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
As of today, March 30, Nova Scotia has 127 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Five new cases were identified yesterday, after more than 600 tests were processed. While most cases to date have been connected to travel or a known case, public health has now reached a point with one of its current investigations where no such links can be made and must conclude that this case is the result of transmission within the community. While this is not unexpected, it is now more important than ever for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health orders and directives – practise good hygiene, maintain a physical distance of two metres or six feet from others, limit essential gatherings to no more than five people and stay at home as much as possible. The individuals affected range in age from under ten to mid-70's. Four individuals are currently in hospital. Ten individuals have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Public health is working to identify people who may have come in close contact with the confirmed cases. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days. Anyone who has travelled outside Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better. If they are concerned about COVID-19 they can go to https://811.novascotia.ca/ and use the online assessment tool. Anyone referred to an assessment site by 811 will be tested. To date, Nova Scotia has 5,054 negative test results and 127 confirmed cases. Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
07:04
March 30, 2020
March 29, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
As of today, March 29, Nova Scotia has 122 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twelve new cases were identified yesterday. Most are connected to travel or a known case. Public health is working to identify people who may have come in close contact with the confirmed cases. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days. At this point, public health cannot confirm community spread as several cases are still under investigation. “I am still hearing stories of people driving to our parks and beaches – even though they are closed. Grocery stores packed, groups out playing sports,” said Premier McNeil. “These people are the reckless few and not only are Dr. Strang and I upset with them, their fellow Nova Scotians are upset with them. To those reckless few: if you won’t do your part to keep physical distance to help flatten the curve, police will do it for you.” To date, Nova Scotia has 4,731 negative test results and 122 confirmed cases. It is imperative that anyone who has travelled outside Nova Scotia self-isolate for 14 days and for everyone to adhere to the five-person social gathering limit. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better. If they are concerned about COVID-19 they can go to https://811.novascotia.ca/and use the online assessment tool. Anyone referred to an assessment site by 811 will be tested. “The recent cases in the homes for seniors is a strong reminder that our older population is more vulnerable: They need our help and they deserve our vigilance,” said Dr. Strang, Nova Scotia’s medical officer of health. “Everyone has to take great care if they know they will be in contact with our vulnerable people, like our seniors and those with autoimmune issues. If you are feeling unwell at all, it is very important that you stay home and maintain social distancing.” If you have travelled outside of Nova Scotia or have been in close contact with someone who has travelled and are experiencing fever or new cough you should complete the online questionnaire before calling 811. The online questionnaire can be found at: https://811.novascotia.ca/ . Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
06:00
March 29, 2020
March 27, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
As of today, March 27, Nova Scotia has 90 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Seventeen new cases were identified Thursday, March 26. Most are connected to travel or a known case.  It is imperative that anyone who has travelled outside Nova Scotia self-isolate for 14 days and for everyone to adhere to the five-person social gathering limit. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better. If they are concerned about COVID-19 they can go to https://811.novascotia.ca/and use the online assessment tool. Anyone referred to an assessment site by 811 will be tested. The 90 individuals affected range in age from under ten to mid-70's. Two individuals are currently in hospital. Three individuals have recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Public health is working to identify people who may have come in close contact with the confirmed cases. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days. To date, Nova Scotia has 3,649 negative test results and 90 confirmed cases. If you have travelled outside of Nova Scotia or been in close contact with someone who has travelled and are experiencing fever or new cough you should complete the online questionnaire before calling 811. The online questionnaire can be found at: https://811.novascotia.ca/ Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
07:11
March 27, 2020
March 26, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
As of March 26, 2020, Nova Scotia has 73 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Five new cases were identified Wednesday, March 25. Most are travel-related or connected to earlier cases. One of the new cases cannot currently be linked to travel or an earlier case. The investigation to determine the source of the exposure and whether any others may have been exposed is ongoing. At this point, public health cannot confirm that this case is linked to community spread. That is why it is imperative that anyone who has travelled outside Nova Scotia to self-isolate for 14 days and for everyone to adhere to the five-person social gathering limit. The 73 individuals affected range in age from under ten to mid-70's. Two individuals are currently in hospital. Two individuals have recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Public health is working to identify people who may have come in close contact with the confirmed cases. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days. To date, Nova Scotia has 3,201 negative test results and 73 confirmed cases. If you have travelled outside of Nova Scotia or been in close contact with someone who has travelled and are experiencing fever or new cough you should complete the online questionnaire before calling 811. The online questionnaire can be found at: https://811.novascotia.ca/ Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
03:20
March 26, 2020
March 25, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
As of today, March 25, Nova Scotia has 68 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Seventeen new cases were identified Tuesday, March 24. The cases are travel-related or connected to earlier reported cases. Several of the new cases are connected to groups or families who have returned to Nova Scotia following travel outside of Canada. None of these cases are from spread within the community. The 68 individuals affected range in age from under ten to mid-70's. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. One individual remains in hospital. Two individuals have recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved. Public health has been in contact with these individuals and is working to identify others who may have come in close contact with them. Those individuals are also being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days. To date, Nova Scotia has 2,772 negative test results and 68 confirmed cases. Anyone who has travelled outside of Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. If you have travelled outside of Nova Scotia or been in close contact with someone who has travelled and are experiencing fever or new cough you should complete the online questionnaire before calling 811. The online questionnaire can be found at: https://811.novascotia.ca/ Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
04:53
March 25, 2020
March 24, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Ten new COVID-19 cases were identified March 23. The cases are travel-related or connected to earlier reported cases. Several of the new cases are connected to groups or families who have returned to Nova Scotia following travel outside of Canada. None of these cases are from spread within the community. To date, Nova Scotia has 2,474 negative test results and 51 confirmed cases. Anyone who has travelled outside of Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. If you have travelled outside of Nova Scotia or been in close contact with someone who has travelled and are experiencing fever or new cough you should complete the online questionnaire before calling 811. The online questionnaire can be found at: https://811.novascotia.ca/ Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
03:26
March 24, 2020
March 23, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang
Dr. Strang provides an update on 13 new cases of COVID-19. As of March 23, Nova Scotia has 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Affected individuals range in age from under ten to mid-70s. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information on COVID-19 at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
02:49
March 23, 2020
March 22, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang on Nova Scotia's State of Emergency
Dr. Robert Strang talks about what a State of Emergency means and what Nova Scotians need to know about new measures in place today. For accurate, up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus/ 
05:11
March 22, 2020
March 20, 2020: Update from Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health
As of March 20, Nova Scotia has five confirmed cases and ten presumptive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 15. One new case was identified Thursday, March 19. It is travel-related. The province is testing daily, working with partners at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. To date, Nova Scotia has 1,546 negative test results, ten presumptive positive cases and five confirmed cases. Anyone who has travelled outside of Canada must self-isolate for 14 days when they return to Nova Scotia. If you have been in close contact with someone who has travelled and are experiencing fever (above 38 C) and/or new cough you should complete the online questionnaire before calling 811. The online questionnaire can be found at: https://811.novascotia.ca/ Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
03:27
March 20, 2020