COVID-19 Press Releases

Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

As of today, April 7, Nova Scotia has 310 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Seventeen new cases were identified Monday, April 6.

As reported earlier today, the province has also recorded its first death.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed more than 530 Nova Scotia tests on Monday, April 6 and is now 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 we have removed travel as a requirement for testing for COVID-19. Visit https://811.novascotia.ca/ to determine if you should call 811 for assessment. Anyone referred to an assessment site by 811 will be tested.

To date, Nova Scotia has 10,621 negative test results, 310 positive COVID-19 test results and one death. Confirmed cases range in age from under ten to over 90. Eleven individuals are currently in hospital. Sixty-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 .

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