One Death, Eight New Cases of COVID-19, Delta Variant Cases Identified, State of Emergency Renewed

The Covid Chronicle

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release

One Death, Eight New Cases of COVID-19, Delta Variant Cases Identified, State of Emergency Renewed
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Today, June 11, Nova Scotia is reporting a death related to COVID-19. A man in his 50s has died in Central Zone.

Nova Scotia is also reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 and 11 recoveries.

There are six new cases in Central Zone. Three of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases. Two are related to travel and one is under investigation.

Two new cases are in Eastern Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases.

There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

The National Microbiology Lab has confirmed two Delta variant cases. These cases were previously reported, and both were related to travel.

There have been 4,009 cases from March 15 to June 8, 2021. Of those:
— 25 (0.6 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 206 (5.1 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 3,778 (94.2 per cent) were unvaccinated

There were 247 individuals hospitalized. Of those:
— 2 (0.8 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 26 (10.5 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 219 (88.7 per cent) were unvaccinated

Twenty-two individuals died. Of those:
— 1 (4.5 per cent) was fully vaccinated
— 2 (9.1 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 19 (86.4 per cent) were unvaccinated

As of today, Nova Scotia has 143 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, 10 people are in hospital COVID-19 units, including six in ICU. The median age of people hospitalized in the third wave is 53 for non-ICU and 55 for people in ICU.

On June 10, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 4,918 tests.

There were 15,734 tests administered between June 4 and 10 at the rapid-testing pop-up sites in Sydney, Bridgewater, Dartmouth and Halifax.

As of June 10, 678,615 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 47,930 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.

Since April 1, there have been 3,987 positive COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 3,821 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.

Testing advice:

Nova Scotians with or without symptoms can book a test at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/enfor primary assessment centres across the province. Those with no symptoms are strongly encouraged to use pop-up sites if they want to be tested.

More information on testing can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is advised to self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test. Everyone they live with must also self-isolate until the person receives their first negative test result. If the test is positive, public health will advise everyone about what to do.

Anyone advised by public health that they were a close contact needs to complete a full 14-day quarantine, regardless of test results. If the close contact is symptomatic, everyone they live with must also self-isolate until the person receives their first negative test result. If the test is positive, public health will advise everyone about what to do.

Symptoms and self-assessment:

Nova Scotians should visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to do a self-assessment if in the past 48 hours they have had or are currently experiencing mild symptoms, including:
— fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening)
— sore throat
— runny nose/nasal congestion
— headache
— shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

People should call 811 if they cannot access the online self-assessment or wish to speak with a nurse about their symptoms.

Anyone with symptoms should immediately self-isolate and book a test.

The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure safety measures and other important actions can continue. The order will take effect at noon, Sunday, June 13, and extend to noon, Sunday, June 27, unless government terminates or extends it.

Quick Facts:
— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22, 2020, and extended to June 27, 2021

Additional Resources:
More information on COVID-19 case data, testing and vaccines is available at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data/

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at:https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

Nova’s Scotia’s five-phase reopening plan, announced May 28, 2021: https://novascotia.ca/reopening-plan/

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen and operate at:https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia

More information about public health text notifications of positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts is available here: https://www.nshealth.ca/news/public-health-begins-contacting-positive-covid-19-cases-close-contacts-text-message

More information on what is considered essential travel is available here: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/travel/#from-outside-atlantic-canada

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus or 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Anyone needing help with a non-crisis mental health or addiction concern can call Community Mental Health and Addictions at 1-855-922-1122 (toll-free) weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

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