Coronavirus Canada Updates: Nova Scotia reports 1 new case of COVID-19, 23 active cases

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Nova Scotia reports 1 new case of COVID-19, 23 active cases
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Nova Scotia reports 1 new case of COVID-19, 23 active cases

Health officials in Nova Scotia reported one new COVID-19 case on Thursday. Two previously reported cases are now considered resolved, dropping the total number of active cases in the province to 23.

Public health says the new case is in the Central Zone, which includes the Halifax area, and is currently under investigation.

Since the beginning of November, there have been 46 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Nova Scotia.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,314 Nova Scotia tests on Wednesday.

To date, Nova Scotia has had 125,434 negative test results and 1,155 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those, 1,067 cases are now considered resolved and 65 people have died as a result of the novel coronavirus, leaving 23 active cases in the province.

There is one person in hospital due to COVID-19.

The province’s confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90.

Sixty per cent of cases are female and 40 per cent are male.

There are cases confirmed across the province, but most have been identified in the Central Zone, which contains the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The provincial government says cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama, the province’s electronic information system.

The numbers reflect where a person lives and not where their sample was collected.

Western Zone: 58 cases
Central Zone: 965 cases
Northern Zone: 77 cases
Eastern Zone: 55 cases

The provincial state of emergency, which was first declared on March 22, has been extended to Nov. 29.

POTENTIAL EXPOSURE AT HALIFAX RESTAURANT, STORE

On Wednesday. Nova Scotia Public Health warned of two potential COVID-19 exposures in Bayers Lake, N.S., a shopping district in Halifax.

Public health says anyone who visited East Side Mario’s at 186 Chain Lake Drive on Nov. 14 between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m., and on Nov 16. between noon and 7 p.m. may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus.

Health officials are also warning of a possible exposure at Sport Chek at 215 Chain Lake Drive on Nov. 15 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Nova Scotia health says anyone who was at the two locations on the dates and times listed above should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days, following the day of exposure.

Should any COVID-19 symptoms develop, they are directed to self-isolate and take the online self-assessment or call 811 to get tested.

COVID ALERT APP

Canada’s COVID-19 Alert app is available in Nova Scotia.

The app, which can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play, notifies users if they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

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