NS Gov Updates

Update - May 29

May 29          11:30 AM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. No new cases of COVID-19 were identified Thursday, May 28. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,055 confirmed cases. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200529003

 

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health will provide an update on further steps to reopen Nova Scotia's economy today, May 29, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .

 

We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

 

Thank you for your interest and support.

 

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NEWS RELEASE:

 

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS--No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, May 29, Nova Scotia has 1,055 confirmed cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Thursday, May 28.

 

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 1034 Nova Scotia tests on May 28 and is operating 24-hours.

 

There is one licensed long-term care home in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 10 residents and four staff active cases.

 

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

 

To date, Nova Scotia has 40,914 negative test results, 1,055 positive COVID-19 test results and 59 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Eight individuals are currently in hospital, three of those in ICU. Nine-hundred and seventy-eight 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 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 social gatherings of people outside your household or family household bubble to no more than five.

 

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 14

 

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)

Update - May 28

May 28          12:30 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. Two new cases of COVID-19 were identified Wednesday, May 27. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,055 confirmed cases. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200528001

 

We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

  

Thank you for your interest and support.

 

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NEWS RELEASE:

 

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Two New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, May 28, Nova Scotia has 1,055 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified Wednesday, May 27.

 

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 1136 Nova Scotia tests on May 27 and is operating 24-hours.

 

There is one licensed long-term care home in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 12 residents and four staff active cases.

 

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

 

To date, Nova Scotia has 40,240 negative test results, 1,055 positive COVID-19 test results and 59 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Eight individuals are currently in hospital, three of those in ICU. Nine-hundred and seventy-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 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 social gatherings of people outside your household or family household bubble to no more than five.

 

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 May 31

 

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)

Update - May 27

May 27          4:30 PM

 

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, today announced next steps to reopen Nova Scotia’s economy.

 

The announcement outlined businesses that can reopen on June 5 and a new grant program to support them. The full news release is available at https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200527003, and in French at https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200527004. Frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the next steps are attached.

 

The premier also announced 200 infrastructure projects across the province that will create up to 2,000 local jobs. The full news release is available at https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200527005.

 

Today’s news conference

a recording of the news conference is available here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTGeDYd32Mio7HVETA6ScWQa and short audio recap from Dr. Strang is now available at https://anchor.fm/nsgov.

 

We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/NovaScotiaHealthAndWellness/ and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

May 27          12:35 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. Nova Scotia is reporting one new COVID-19 case. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,053 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200527002.

 

Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang will provide an update today at about 3 p.m. They will talk about next steps to reopen the economy. The update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast.

 

We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

  

Thank you for your interest and support.

 

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NEWS RELEASE:

 

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS--One New Case of COVID-19

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As of today, May 27, Nova Scotia has 1,053 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Tuesday, May 26.

 

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 533 Nova Scotia tests on May 26 and is operating 24-hours.

 

There is one licensed long-term care home in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 12 residents and four staff active cases.

 

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

 

To date, Nova Scotia has 39,441 negative test results, 1,053 positive COVID-19 test results and 59 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Seven individuals are currently in hospital, three of those in ICU. Nine-hundred and seventy-five 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 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 social gatherings of people outside your household or family household bubble to no more than five.

 

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 May 31

 

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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Update - May 26

May 26          1:50 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 59. The death involved a female in her 80's with underlying medical conditions in the Central Zone; she was not a resident of a long-term care home. There are two new COVID-19 cases. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,052 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200526003.

 

Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang will provide an update today at about 3 p.m. The update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast.

 

We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

  

Thank you for your interest and support.

 

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NEWS RELEASE:

 

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Two New Cases of COVID-19

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Today, May 26, Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 59. The death involved a female in her 80's with underlying medical conditions in the Central Zone; she was not a resident of a long-term care home.

 

As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,052 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified Monday, May 25.

 

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 573 Nova Scotia tests on May 25 and is operating 24-hours.

 

There is one licensed long-term care home in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 11 residents and four staff active cases.

 

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

 

To date, Nova Scotia has 38,999 negative test results, 1,052 positive COVID-19 test results and 59 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Seven individuals are currently in hospital, three of those in ICU. Nine-hundred and seventy-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 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 social gatherings of people outside your household or family household bubble to no more than five.

 

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

 

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 May 31

 

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)

Update - May 25

May 25          1:00 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. There is one new COVID-19 case. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,051 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200525002.

 

There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today.

 

We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

 

Thank you for your interest and support.

 

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NEWS RELEASE:

 

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS--One New Case of COVID-19

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As of today, May 25, Nova Scotia has 1,051 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Sunday, May 24.

 

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 489 Nova Scotia tests on May 24 and is operating 24-hours.

 

There is one licensed long-term care home or unlicensed seniors' facility in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 12 residents and four staff active cases.

 

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

 

To date, Nova Scotia has 38,458 negative test results, 1,051 positive COVID-19 test results and 58 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Six individuals are currently in hospital, three of those in ICU. Nine-hundred and seventy-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 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 social gatherings of people outside your household or family household bubble to no more than five.

 

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

 

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 May 31

 

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)

Update - May 22

May 22          12:30 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. There are two new COVID-19 cases. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,048 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200522003.

 

Beginning today, the list of symptoms being screened for COVID-19 is expanding.

 

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

 

Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang will provide an update today at about 3 p.m. The update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast.

 

Stakeholder update emails will not be sent during the weekend. Numbers are updated daily and can be found at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data/.

 

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

Update - May 21

May 21          12:15 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 58. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. There is one new COVID-19 case. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,046 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200521002.

 

There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today.

 

We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

 

Thank you for your interest and support.

 

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NEWS RELEASE:

 

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, One New Case of COVID-19

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Today, May 21, Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 58. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality.

 

"My thoughts are with the families and friends who are grieving today," said Premier Stephen McNeil. "Thank you to everyone who is working tirelessly at Northwood to contain this virus. To the staff and families with loved ones at Northwood, you continue to have our full support as long as necessary."

 

As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,046 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Wednesday, May 20.

 

"Until a vaccine is available, we have to stay vigilant in fighting this virus. We have to find - and adapt to - our new normal," said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health. "That means we have to keep practising good personal hygiene, use physical distancing, limit non-essential travel, stay home when unwell, limit large groups and wear non-medical masks. These measures will remain in place for some time to come, and will continue to be a key part of our fight against this virus."

 

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 579 Nova Scotia tests on May 20 and is operating 24-hours.

 

There are two licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 15 residents and four staff with active cases. One other facility has one resident with an active case.

 

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 37,078 negative test results, 1,046 positive COVID-19 test results and 58 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine individuals are currently in hospital, four of those in ICU. Nine-hundred and fifty-nine 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 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 social gatherings of people outside your household or family household bubble to no more than five.

 

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

 

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 May 31

 

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)

Update - May 20

May 20          12:00 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 57. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. There is one new COVID-19 case. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,045 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200520002.

 

Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang will provide an update today at about 3 p.m. The update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast.

 

We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

  

Thank you for your interest and support.

 

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NEWS RELEASE:

 

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, One New Case of COVID-19

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Today, May 20, Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 57. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality.

 

As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,045 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Tuesday, May 19.

 

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 353 Nova Scotia tests on May 19 and is operating 24-hours.

 

There are two licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 19 residents and three staff with active cases. One other facility has one resident with an active case.

 

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 36,656 negative test results, 1,045 positive COVID-19 test results and 57 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Eight individuals are currently in hospital, four of those in ICU. Nine-hundred and fifty-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 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 immediate family bubble and limit planned social gatherings of people outside your household or immediate family bubble to no more than five.

 

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

 

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 May 31

 

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)

Update - May 19

May 19           12:50 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 56. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. There is one new COVID-19 case. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,044 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200519001.

 

Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang will provide an update today at about 3 p.m. The update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .

 

We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

 

Thank you for your interest and support.

 

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COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, One New Case of COVID-19

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Today, May 19, Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 56. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality.

 

As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,044 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Monday, May 18.

 

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 384 Nova Scotia tests on May 18 and is operating 24-hours.

 

There are two licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 19 residents and seven staff with active cases. One other facility has one resident with an active case.

 

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 36,438 negative test results, 1,044 positive COVID-19 test results and 56 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine individuals are currently in hospital, five of those in ICU. Nine-hundred and fifty-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 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 immediate family bubble and limit planned social gatherings of people outside your household or immediate family bubble to no more than five.

 

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

 

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 May 31

 

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)

Update - May 18

May 18           2:00 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. There are three new COVID-19 cases. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,043 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at:  https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200518002 .

 

There will be no COVID-19 media briefings this weekend. Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day.

 

We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

  

Thank you for your interest and support.

 

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COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Three New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, May 18, Nova Scotia has 1,043 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Three new cases were identified Sunday, May 17.

 

"I hope Nova Scotians are enjoying today's holiday and I want to thank them for the sacrifices they have made over the last several weeks to slow the spread of this virus," said Premier Stephen McNeil. "We must keep working together and follow the public health guidelines so we can determine when we can begin a new normal."

 

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 237 Nova Scotia tests on May 17 and is operating 24-hours.

 

"The lower case numbers we have seen over the last few days is encouraging, but it doesn't mean we can let our guards down just yet," said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health. "It is just as important now as ever to stay vigilant, follow public health advice and continue working to keep case numbers low."

 

There are two licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 25 residents and nine staff active cases. One other facility has one resident with active COVID-19.

 

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 36,263 negative test results, 1,043 positive COVID-19 test results and 55 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Eight individuals are currently in hospital, four of those in ICU. Nine-hundred and forty-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 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 immediate family bubble and limit planned social gatherings of people outside your household or immediate family bubble to no more than five.

 

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

 

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 May 31

 

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)

Update - May 17

May 17           3:00 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. There are three new COVID-19 cases. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,040 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200517002.

 

There will be no COVID-19 media briefings this weekend. Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day.

 

We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

  

Thank you for your interest and support.

 

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COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Three New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, May 17, Nova Scotia has 1,040 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Three new cases were identified Saturday, May 16.

 

"The hard work we have all been doing is showing results, but we cannot let up yet," said Premier Stephen McNeil. "I hope Nova Scotians are enjoying this long weekend, but we must continue to work together and follow public health advice. The decisions we make now will directly impact how quickly we can re-open more of our province in the future."

 

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 377 Nova Scotia tests on May 16 and is operating 24-hours.

 

"We continue to see lower case numbers and I want to thank all Nova Scotians for their efforts in flattening the curve," said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health. "We need to continue to follow public health advice and guidelines to keep the case numbers low and stop this virus."

               

There are two licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 24 residents and nine staff active cases. One other facility has one resident with active COVID-19.

 

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 35,970 negative test results, 1,040 positive COVID-19 test results and 55 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Eight individuals are currently in hospital, four of those in ICU. Nine-hundred and thirty-eight 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 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 immediate family bubble and limit gatherings of people outside your household or immediate family bubble to no more than five.

 

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

 

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 May 31

 

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)

Update - May 16

May 16           1:45 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. There are three new COVID-19 cases. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,037 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200516002.

 

There will be no COVID-19 media briefings this weekend. Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. A frequently asked question (FAQ) document regarding yesterday’s announcement is attached.

 

We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

  

Thank you for your interest and support.

 

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COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Three New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, May 16, Nova Scotia has 1,037 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Three new cases were identified Friday, May 15.

 

"Whatever you do this weekend, whether reconnecting with family or chatting with friends from a distance, please do it safely. Continue to follow the rules and don't take risks," said Premier Stephen McNeil. "Our actions this weekend and every day going forward, will determine how quickly we can reopen our province in the weeks and months to come."

 

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 665 Nova Scotia tests on May 15 and is operating 24-hours.

 

"Thank you to all Nova Scotians for taking this virus seriously. If we remain vigilant, we'll be able to ease more restrictions and bring some normalcy back to our lives," said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health. "Everyone has been following public health's guidelines, keeping our case numbers headed in the right direction, and that's why Nova Scotia families can reconnect this weekend."

             

There are two licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 25 residents and nine staff with active cases. One other facility has one resident with an active case.

 

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 35,703 negative test results, 1,037 positive COVID-19 test results and 55 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Eight individuals are currently in hospital, four of those in ICU. Nine-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 .

 

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 May 31

 

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)

Download FAQ

Update - May 15

May 15       6:00 PM

 

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, announced today the easing of some additional public health restrictions around COVID-19 to support physical and mental well-being.

 

Nova Scotia is introducing the immediate family bubble, allowing two immediate family households to come together without physical distancing. The families must be mutually exclusive to each other to minimize risk of COVID-19 spread. This change takes effect immediately.

 

Families cannot have large family gatherings like birthday celebrations or reunions. When selecting which other family household they'll connect with, families should to consider three factors - age, occupation and health condition of all household members.

 

Other restrictions being loosened include:

--  archery, equestrianism, golf, paddling, sailing/boating and tennis can resume at outdoor facilities as of Saturday, May 16 at 8 a.m. provided social distancing, environmental cleaning and participant hygiene can be maintained; organized coaching or training, competitions, tournaments, regattas or similar events are not permitted

-- public beaches can also reopen as of May 16 at 8 a.m.; people must stay two metres apart and not gather in groups of more than five

-- the provincewide ban on open fires - those within 305 metres (1,000 feet) of woods anywhere in the province including domestic brush burning and beach fires - has been extended to Monday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m. Use of backyard appliances like chimineas and fire pits will be temporarily permitted for households. The ban does not apply to private campgrounds.

 

A phased plan to further lift public health restrictions is under development. It will be informed by local data and consultation, and guided by a national framework developed by chief medical officers of health. The timing of each phase will be determined by the result of the easing of restrictions.

 

The full news release is available at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200515005 and in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200515004.

 

A recording of the news conference is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdVojI4KmBI and a short audio recap from Dr. Strang is now available at https://anchor.fm/nsgov.

 

Nova Scotia has recorded 55 deaths related to COVID-19 and a total of 1,034 positive test results. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine individuals are currently in hospital, five of those in ICU. Nine-hundred and eighteen 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 .

 

The news release is available at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200515002 and in French at https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200515003.

 

 

We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/NovaScotiaHealthAndWellness/ and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

  

Thank you for your interest and support.

May 15             12:30 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. Nova Scotia is reporting four additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 55. The deaths occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. There are also eight new COVID-19 cases. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,034 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200515003 .

 

Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang will provide an update today at about 3 p.m.  They will talk about the easing of some restrictions around COVID-19.  It will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .

 

We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

  

Thank you for your interest and support.

 

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COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotia Reports Four More Deaths, Eight New Cases of COVID-19

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Today, May 15, Nova Scotia is reporting four additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 55. The deaths occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality.

 

As of today, May 15, Nova Scotia has 1,034 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Eight new cases were identified Thursday, May 14.

               

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 473 Nova Scotia tests on May 14 and is operating 24-hours.

 

There are three licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 25 residents and 15 staff with active cases. One other facility has one staff member with an active case of COVID-19 and another facility has one resident with an active case.

 

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 35,375 negative test results, 1,034 positive COVID-19 test results and 55 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine individuals are currently in hospital, five of those in ICU. Nine-hundred and eighteen 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 .

 

The province is renewing the state of emergency for two more weeks. The order will take effect at noon Sunday, May 17 and extend to noon Sunday, May 31, unless government terminates or extends it.

 

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 .

 

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 May 31

 

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)

Update - May 14

May 14             12:45 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. Nova Scotia has two new COVID-19 cases. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,026 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200514003.

 

There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today. There will be a briefing tomorrow at about 3 p.m.

 

We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

  

Thank you for your interest and support.

 

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As of today, May 14, Nova Scotia has 1,026 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified Wednesday, May 13.

             

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 554 Nova Scotia tests on May 13 and is operating 24-hours.

 

There are three licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 27 residents and 15 staff with active cases. One other facility has one staff member with an active case of COVID-19 and another facility has one resident with an active case.

 

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 35,004 negative test results, 1,026 positive COVID-19 test results and 51 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine individuals are currently in hospital, four of those in ICU. Nine-hundred and nine 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 .

 

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 May 17

 

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)

Update - May 13

May 13             1:30 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. Nova Scotia is reporting three additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 51. The deaths occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. Nova Scotia has four new COVID-19 cases. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,024 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200513002.

 

Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang will provide an update today at about 3 p.m. It will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .

 

We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

  

Thank you for your interest and support.

 

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COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotia Reports Three More Deaths, Four New Cases of COVID-19

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Today, May 13, Nova Scotia is reporting three additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 51. The deaths occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality.

 

"On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer my sincere condolences to those families who are grieving the loss of a loved one today," said Premier Stephen McNeil. "Northwood continues to receive all support possible from the province and our health system partners as we continue to slow the spread of this horrible virus."

 

As of today, May 13, Nova Scotia has 1,024 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Four new cases were identified Tuesday, May 12.

             

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 502 Nova Scotia tests on May 12 and is operating 24-hours.

 

There are three licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 64 residents and 13 staff with active cases. One other facility has one staff member with an active case of COVID-19 and another facility has one resident with an active case.

 

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 34,604 negative test results, 1,024 positive COVID-19 test results and 51 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine individuals are currently in hospital, four of those in ICU. Eight-hundred and seventy 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 .

 

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 May 17

 

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)

Update - May 12

May 12             1:15 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. Nova Scotia has one new COVID-19 case. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,020 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at:

https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200512004.

 

Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang will provide an update today at about 3 p.m. It will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .

 

We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

  

Thank you for your interest and support.

 

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NEWS RELEASE:

 

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS--One New Case of COVID-19

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As of today, May 12, Nova Scotia has 1,020 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Monday, May 11.

             

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 427 Nova Scotia tests on May 11 and is operating 24-hours.

 

There are three licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 157 residents and eight staff with active cases. One other facility has one staff member with an active case of COVID-19 and another facility has one resident with an active case.

 

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 34,204 negative test results, 1,020 positive COVID-19 test results and 48 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine individuals are currently in hospital, four of those in ICU. Eight-hundred and sixty-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 .

 

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 May 17

 

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)

Update - May 11

May 11             12:10 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 48. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. Nova Scotia has one new COVID-19 case. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,019 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at:

https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200511001.

 

There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today. There will be a briefing Tuesday, May 12 at about 3 p.m.

 

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

 

Thank you for your interest and support.

 

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NEWS RELEASE:

 

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, One New Case of COVID-19

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Today, May 11, Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 48. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality.

 

"It is with heavy hearts we report the passing of another resident at Northwood. My thoughts are with the family and friends of this individual," said Premier Stephen McNeil. "All Nova Scotians are asked to do everything you can to continue to slow the spread of this virus in our province."

 

As of May 11, Nova Scotia has 1,019 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Sunday, May 10.

             

"COVID-19 is a terrible disease, but we all play a role in how it impacts our province," said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health. "Maintain social distance, wash your hands, stay home as much as possible, and clean high-use surfaces."

 

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 291 Nova Scotia tests on May 10 and is operating 24-hours.

 

There are three licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 156 residents and 18 staff with active cases. One other facility has one staff member with an active case of COVID-19 and another facility has one resident with an active case.

 

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 33,869 negative test results, 1,019 positive COVID-19 test results and 48 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine individuals are currently in hospital, three of those in ICU. Seven-hundred and sixty-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 .

 

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 May 17

 

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)

Updates - March 10 - May 10