No New Cases of COVID-19, 14 Recoveries / Public Health Mobile Units offering additional drop-in COVID-19 testing this weekend in Central & Eastern zones

The Covid Chronicle

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release

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.

Testing advice:

Nova Scotians with or without symptoms can book a test at 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

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 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.

Quick Facts:
— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22, 2020, and extended to July 25, 2021

Additional Resources:
More information on COVID-19 case data, testing and vaccines is available at:

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at:

Nova’s Scotia’s five-phase reopening plan, announced May 28, 2021:

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen and operate at:

A list of primary assessment locations, including locations with drop-in testing, is available online at:

More information about public health text notifications of positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts is available here:

More information on what is considered essential travel is available here:

Government of Canada: 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)


**** NSHA Media Release

Public Health Mobile Units offering additional drop-in COVID-19 testing this weekend in Central & Eastern zones
The Public Health Mobile Units are offering additional COVID-19 testing in Central and Eastern zones this weekend. Testing is free and available to all ages.
In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health Mobile Units provide easier access to testing. Testing people who show no symptoms of COVID-19 (asymptomatic testing) is one of the main tools that has helped limit COVID-19 spread in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotians are reminded that even if you have mild symptoms like a sore throat, a runny/congested nose or headache, you should get tested for COVID-19.
The Public Health Mobile Units are available for drop-in testing at the following locations:
Central Zone
  • Lakeside Fire Hall (26 Myra Rd., Timberlea)
Saturday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Black Point Community Centre – Fire Hall (8579 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd., Black Point)
Saturday, July 17 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Musquodoboit Farmers Market (67 Park Rd., Musquodoboit Harbour)
Sunday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tantallon Public Library (3646 Hammonds Plains Rd., Upper Tantallon)
Monday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Eastern Zone
  • Whitney Pier Legion, Branch 128 (836 Victoria Rd., Whitney Pier)
Saturday, July 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex (60 Green St., Guysborough)
Saturday, July 17 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Open Hearth Park (190 Ferry St., Sydney)
Sunday, July 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
**While there are no COVID-19 vaccines available at these testing clinics, Public Health team members are available to support you with booking your next vaccine appointment and can answer any questions you may have.​
Important notes when visiting the mobile unit:
  • 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.
Public Health is encouraging all Nova Scotians to be tested regularly for COVID-19. If it has been over a week since your last test consider getting tested again, even if you are vaccinated. No vaccine is 100% effective. As a result, Nova Scotians are encouraged to continue making testing a regular part of their routine.
Nova Scotians now have the option to access their results online at To be eligible to view results online, by email or by auto call, you need to bring a provincial health card or student ID to your testing appointment. It can take up to 72 hours to receive or access test results. It is not unusual for two or more family members to be tested at the same time and receive results at different times.
Up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available at
In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:

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