**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release
No New Cases of COVID-19
There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, June 12. Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day.
As of today, June 12, Nova Scotia has 1,061 confirmed cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Thursday, June 11.
“Our numbers are moving in the right direction, with no new cases of COVID-19 to report again today,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “As we work to reopen our province, I encourage Nova Scotians to continue to follow the public health protocols and keep one another safe.”
The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 739 Nova Scotia tests on June 11 and is operating 24-hours.
There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.
The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure the safe re-opening of businesses and services. The order will take effect at noon Sunday, June 14 and extend to noon Sunday, June 28, unless government terminates or extends it.
Nova Scotia’s licensed child care centres and family daycare homes will reopen on Monday, June 15. Visits can also resume as early as June 15 at long-term care homes and homes for persons with disabilities.
To date, Nova Scotia has 47,726 negative test results, 1,061 positive COVID-19 cases, 62 deaths, and four active COVID-19 cases. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Two individuals are currently in hospital, one of those in ICU. Nine-hundred and ninety-five cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.
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
Public health is working to identify and test 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.
Anyone who has travelled outside of 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 28
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)
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)