COVID-19

Live Update - Nova Scotia Government, April 15, 2020

Premier McNeil and Dr. Strang will provide a #COVID19NS update at 3 p.m., including information on 32 new cases. Watch on Facebook Live, YouTube (NSGov) or at on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast

Nova Scotia has 549 confirmed cases of #COVID19. The microbiology lab completed 885 Nova Scotia tests yesterday and is operating 24-hours.

Nova Scotia has 17,419 negative test results, 549 positives, three deaths and 137 Nova Scotians have recovered. Nine are currently in hospital, four in ICU. Data is updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data

Thirty-two New Cases of COVID-19

As of today, April 15, Nova Scotia has 549 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Thirty-two new cases were identified Tuesday, April 14.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 885 Nova Scotia tests on Tuesday, April 14 and is operating 24-hours.

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 17,419 negative test results, 549 positive COVID-19 test results and three deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine individuals are currently in hospital, four of those in ICU. One-hundred and thirty-seven 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.

Today's update will be livestreamed at 3 p.m. on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast, @nsgov Facebook and YouTube channels.

Nova Scotia COVID-19 Modelling

On April 14th, the Nova Scotia Government released this Nova Scotia COVID-19 Modelling showing actual and projected cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia..

Thank you to everyone for self-isolation, social distancing and adhering to all the advice of Dr. Strang.

Please continue to be diligent in your efforts, we must keep going strong, “Stay home, stay safe and stay connected”.

Live Update - Nova Scotia Government, April 14, 2020

Premier McNeil and Dr. Strang will provide a #COVID19NS update today 3 p.m., including information on 43 new cases. Watch on Facebook Live, YouTube (NSGov) or at on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 1,476 Nova Scotia tests yesterday and is operating 24-hours. Nova Scotia now has 517 confirmed cases of #COVID19.

Nova Scotia has 16,755 negative test results, 517 positive COVID-19 test results, three deaths, and 124 have recovered. Ten are currently in hospital, four in ICU. A map and data are updated daily at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data

Nova Scotians must strictly adhere to the public health orders - practise good hygiene, maintain a physical distance of two metres, limit essential gatherings to no more than five and stay at home as much as possible. Learn more at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/staying-healthy

Forty-three New Cases of COVID-19

As of today, April 14, Nova Scotia has 517 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Forty-three new cases were identified Monday, April 13.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 1,476 Nova Scotia tests on Monday, April 13 and is operating 24-hours.

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 16,755 negative test results, 517 positive COVID-19 test results and three deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Ten individuals are currently in hospital, four of those in ICU. One-hundred and twenty-four 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.

Today's update will be livestreamed at 3 p.m. on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast, @nsgov Facebook and YouTube channels.

Nova Scotia Reports Third Death, 29 New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia has recorded its third death related to COVID-19. On Sunday, April 12, a male in his 80’s in Halifax Regional Municipality died as a result of complications related to COVID-19.

“Tragically, another family is grieving the loss of a loved one as result of COVID-19,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “As I offer to them my heartfelt condolences, I want to emphasize to all Nova Scotians that we cannot afford to become complacent. Life is precious and we must all work together to protect those who are dear to us.”

As of today, April 13, Nova Scotia has 474 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twenty-nine new cases were identified Sunday, April 12.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 947 Nova Scotia tests on Sunday, April 12 and is operating 24-hours.

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 also 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 15,580 negative test results, 474 positive COVID-19 test results and three deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under ten to over 90. Nine individuals are currently in hospital, four of those in ICU. One-hundred and one 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.

Today's update will be livestreamed at 3 p.m. on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast, @nsgov Facebook and YouTube channels.