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/

COVID-19 Self-Assessment: 811.novascotia.ca

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NovaScotiaHealthAndWellness/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/NSHealth
Where to listen
Breaker Logo
Google Podcasts Logo
Pocket Casts Logo
RadioPublic Logo
Spotify Logo
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 .
03:19
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 .
03:25
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 .
02:48
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 .
03:26
March 20, 2020