COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Two More Deaths, Thirty-five New Cases of COVID-19

Today, April 22, Nova Scotia is reporting two additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 12. The deaths occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality.

“I extend my condolences to the families and loved one of these individuals – you are in the thoughts of all Nova Scotians. My heart goes out to everyone at Northwood at this time and we are working very closely with our partners to continue to implement an emergency plan to help bring this virus under control at the facility,” said Premier Stephen McNeil.

As of today, Nova Scotia has confirmed 772 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Thirty-five new cases were identified Tuesday, April 21.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 849 Nova Scotia tests on Tuesday, April 21 and is operating 24-hours. Nova Scotia has conducted more COVID-19 tests per capita than any other province.

As of April 21, there were 10 licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors’ facilities in Nova Scotia with cases of COVID-19, involving 148 residents and 65 staff. While most cases in Nova Scotia have been connected to travel or a known case, there is now community spread. That is why travel has been removed as a requirement for testing for COVID-19.

The list of symptoms being screened for has recently expanded. If you have two or more of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

fever
new or worsening cough
sore throat
runny nose
headache
To date, Nova Scotia has 22,993 negative test results, 772 positive COVID-19 test results and 12 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Ten individuals are currently in hospital, three of those in ICU. Three hundred and thirty individuals have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. A map and graphic presentation of the case data is available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data .

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 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 is now more important than ever for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health orders and directives - practise good hygiene, maintain a physical distance of two metres or six feet from others, limit essential gatherings to no more than five people and stay at home as much as possible.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Live Update - Nova Scotia Government, April 22, 2020

Today, April 22, Nova Scotia is reporting two more deaths related to COVID-19, for a total of 12. The deaths were at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality.

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, will provide an update today at 3:30 pm. It will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast and available on nsgov Facebook and YouTube pages.

As of today, Nova Scotia has confirmed 772 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Thirty-five new cases were identified Tuesday, April 21. There were 10 licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors’ facilities in Nova Scotia with cases of COVID-19, involving 148 residents and 65 staff.

The QEII lab completed 849 NS tests Tuesday and is operating 24-hours. Nova Scotia has conducted more COVID-19 tests per capita than any other province. NS has 22,993 negative test results, 772 positive and 12 deaths. Ten people are in hospital, three in ICU. 330 have now recovered from COVID-19. https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data .

Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Sixteen New Cases of COVID-19

Today, April 21, Nova Scotia is reporting another death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 10. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality.

“This is a deeply sad day for the family and loved ones of this individual, as well as everyone at Northwood. Nova Scotians offer their heartfelt condolences to them,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We will all get through this extraordinarily difficult time by pulling together and supporting each other.”

As of today, Nova Scotia has confirmed 737 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Sixteen new cases were identified Monday, April 20.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 516 Nova Scotia tests on Monday, April 20 and is operating 24-hours.

As of April 20, there were 10 licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors’ facilities in Nova Scotia with cases of COVID-19, involving 128 residents and 62 staff.

While most cases in Nova Scotia have been connected to travel or a known case, there is now community spread. That is why travel has been removed as a requirement for testing for COVID-19.

The list of symptoms being screened for has recently expanded. If you have two or more of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

fever
new or worsening cough
sore throat
runny nose
headache

To date, Nova Scotia has 22,190 negative test results, 737 positive COVID-19 test results and 10 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Eleven individuals are currently in hospital, three of those in ICU. Two hundred and eighty-six individuals have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. A map and graphic presentation of the case data is available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data .

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 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 is now more important than ever for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health orders and directives - practise good hygiene, maintain a physical distance of two metres or six feet from others, limit essential gatherings to no more than five people and stay at home as much as possible.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Live Update - Nova Scotia Government, April 21, 2020

Premier McNeil and Dr. Strang will provide a #COVID19NS update at 3:00 p.m., including information on one death and 16 new cases. Watch on Facebook, YouTube (NSGov) or at https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .

Nova Scotia is reporting another death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 10. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality.

As of today, Nova Scotia has confirmed 737 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Sixteen new cases were identified Monday, April 20, when the lab completed 516 tests.

As of April 20, there were 10 licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors’ facilities in Nova Scotia with cases of COVID-19, involving 128 residents and 62 staff.

Premier McNeil: “This is a deeply sad day for the family and loved ones of this individual, as well as everyone at Northwood. Nova Scotians offer their heartfelt condolences to them.”

Nova Scotia has 22,190 negative test results, 737 positives and 10 deaths. Eleven people are currently in hospital, three in ICU and 286 have recovered from COVID-19. For up-to-date data, visit: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data .

Live Update - Nova Scotia Government, April 17, 2020

Nova Scotia has recorded its fourth COVID-19 related death. Today a woman in her 80s in Cape Breton died of complications related to COVID-19.

Premier McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health will provide an update today, April 17, at 3 p.m. on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/BZ-k3avfF1A

As of today, April 17, Nova Scotia has 606 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twenty-seven new cases were identified Thursday, April 16.

Live Update - Nova Scotia Government, April 19, 2020

Premier McNeil and Dr. Strang will provide a #COVID19NS update today at 3 p.m., including information on two more deaths and 26 new cases. Watch on Facebook Live, YouTube (NSGov) or at https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast

Nova Scotia is reporting two more deaths related to #COVID19, bringing the total to nine. The deaths occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality.

As of today, Nova Scotia has 675 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twenty-six new cases were identified Saturday, April 18. The lab completed 856 tests yesterday.

As of April 18, there were eight licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with cases of COVID-19, involving 93 residents and 54 staff.

Nova Scotia has 21,120 negative test results, 675 positives and nine deaths. Eleven individuals are currently in hospital, four of those in ICU. Two hundred individuals have now recovered. Stay up-to-date at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data