(Update) No New Cases of COVID-19

The Covid Chronicle

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COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–CXN–No New Cases of COVID-19
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CORRECTION: To the release sent today, June 13, at about 12:15 p.m., to update confirmed and active cases due to a false positive test result.
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As of today, June 13, Nova Scotia has 1,062 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Friday, June 12.

“While our case numbers remain low, today’s new case shows that COVID-19 is still here in our province,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We must keep working together to follow the public health protocols and keep the spread of this virus as low as possible.”

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 854 Nova Scotia tests on June 12 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 active case.

To date, Nova Scotia has 48,384 negative test results, 1,062 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-six 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 https://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
— headache
— shortness of breath
— muscle aches
— sneezing
— nasal congestion/runny nose
— hoarse voice
— diarrhea
— 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 https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

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

Quick Facts:
— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus
— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to June 28

Additional Resources:
Government of Canada: https://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)

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