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No New Cases of COVID-19, 14 Recoveries
Today, July 16, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and 14 recoveries.
All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.
“Another day with no new cases is wonderful news,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “While we can be proud of our efforts, please do not become complacent. We’ve worked so hard to crush the third wave and get to a point where we are reporting no new cases, let’s keep up the good work. Follow the public health measures and stay safe.”
There have been 4,185 cases from March 15 to July 13, 2021. Of those:
— 27 (0.6 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 229 (5.5 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 3,929 (93.9 per cent) were unvaccinated
There were 254 people hospitalized. Of those:
— 2 (0.8 per cent) were fully vaccinated
— 28 (11 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 224 (88.2 per cent) were unvaccinated
Twenty-six people died. Of those:
— 1 (3.8 per cent) was fully vaccinated
— 3 (11.5 per cent) were partially vaccinated
— 22 (84.6 per cent) were unvaccinated
As of today, Nova Scotia has eight active cases of COVID-19. Of those, two people are in hospital COVID-19 units, including one in ICU.
On July 15, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,626 tests.
There were 4,096 tests administered between July 9 and 15 at the rapid-testing pop-up sites in Halifax, Cole Harbour, Mount Uniacke, Dartmouth, Prospect, Bedford and Sydney.
As of July 15, 1,193,508 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 470,591 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
“Today we have active cases in the single digits for the first time in a while,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Our case numbers have steadily decreased the past few weeks and today we are reporting three days in a row with no new cases. If we’d like to continue this trend, we need to get vaccinated as soon as possible and follow all the public health measures.”
Since April 1, there have been 4,128 positive COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 4,094 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
Nova Scotians with or without symptoms can book a test at http://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en for primary assessment centres across the province. Those with no symptoms are encouraged to use one of the primary assessment centres with drop-in testing, pop-up sites, or public health mobile units if they want to be tested.
More information on testing can be found at http://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is advised to self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test.
Anyone advised by public health that they were a close contact needs to complete 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 as long as they are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. They should still get tested and should monitor for symptoms up to 14 days after the exposure date. 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 http://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
— 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.
— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22, 2020, and extended to July 25, 2021
More information on COVID-19 case data, testing and vaccines is available at: http://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data/
Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at: http://novascotia.ca/coronavirus
Nova’s Scotia’s five-phase reopening plan, announced May 28, 2021: http://novascotia.ca/reopening-plan/
Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen and operate at: http://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia
A list of primary assessment locations, including locations with drop-in testing, is available online at: http://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting#assessment-centre-locations
More information about public health text notifications of positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts is available here: http://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: http://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/travel/#from-outside-atlantic-canada
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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- Lakeside Fire Hall (26 Myra Rd., Timberlea)
- Black Point Community Centre – Fire Hall (8579 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd., Black Point)
- Musquodoboit Farmers Market (67 Park Rd., Musquodoboit Harbour)
- Tantallon Public Library (3646 Hammonds Plains Rd., Upper Tantallon)
- Whitney Pier Legion, Branch 128 (836 Victoria Rd., Whitney Pier)
- Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex (60 Green St., Guysborough)
- Open Hearth Park (190 Ferry St., Sydney)
- You do not need to self-isolate while awaiting your test results unless you have symptoms or are directly advised by Public Health to isolate.
- The testing method is standard PCR swab or Swish and Gargle for children and youth. – Preparation is required for gargle testing. View instructions.
- Please bring your health card if you have one.
- When testing is offered outside, please dress accordingly.