**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release
Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, One New Case of COVID-19
Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, will provide an update today, June 9, at 3 p.m.
This update will be livestreamed on http://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .
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.
Today, June 9, 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.
As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,060 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Monday, June 8.
The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 578 Nova Scotia tests on June 8 and is operating 24-hours.
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.
The list of symptoms being screened for has recently expanded. If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit http://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
— shortness of breath
— muscle aches
— nasal congestion/runny nose
— hoarse voice
— unusual fatigue
— loss of sense of smell or taste
— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause
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 remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance of two metres or six feet from those not in your household or family household bubble and limit planned gatherings of people outside your household or family household bubble to no more than 10.
Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at http://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at http://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia/ .
— testing numbers are updated daily at http://novascotia.ca/coronavirus
— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to June 14
Government of Canada: http://canada.ca/coronavirus
Government of Canada toll-free information line 1-833-784-4397
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)