Coronavirus Canada updates: No new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Coronavirus: Nova Scotia reports 14 new COVID-19 cases; vaccination plan ahead of schedule
Coronavirus: Nova Scotia reports 14 new COVID-19 cases; vaccination plan ahead of schedule

Nova Scotia had no new cases of COVID-19 to report Sunday, leaving the province with three active cases.

One of the active cases was reported by the Health Department on Friday, and the other two Saturday.

All three cases are travel-related and are in the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s northern zone, which includes Colchester-East Hants, Cumberland County and Pictou County.

Also Saturday, the Nova Scotia Health Authority issued potential COVID-19 exposure warnings for two recent flights from Toronto to Halifax:

WestJet Flight 248 on Aug. 8. departed Toronto at 9 a.m. and arrived in Halifax at 12:04 p.m. Passengers in rows 11 to 15, seats DEF, are more likely to have had close contact.
Air Canada Flight 604 on Aug. 11 departed Toronto at 8 a.m. and landed in Halifax at 11:02 a.m. Passengers in rows 19 to 23, seats ABC, and rows 29 to 33, seats ABCD, are more likely to have had close contact.
Passengers in the specified seats are asked to call 811 for advice.

Public health is contacting anyone else known to be a close contact of the persons confirmed to have COVID-19.

The microbiology lab at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax completed 438 Nova Scotia tests Saturday and is running 24/7.

To date, Nova Scotia has 68,463 negative COVID-19 test results, 1,074 positives, 1,007 resolved cases and 64 deaths.

The cases have ranged in age from under 10 to over 90 and have been identified in all parts of the province.

Anyone with any of the following symptoms is asked to visit to determine if they should call 811 for further assessment:

fever (chills, sweats)
cough or worsening of a previous cough
sore throat
shortness of breath
muscle aches
nasal congestion/runny nose
hoarse voice
unusual fatigue
loss of sense of smell or taste

red, purple or bluish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause
When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

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