No new COVID-19 cases were reported in Nova Scotia on Thursday for the 11th day in a row.
The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 509 Nova Scotia tests Wednesday, the province said in a news release.
To date, Nova Scotia has 67,310 negative COVID-19 test results, 1,071 positives 1,007 resolved cases and 64 deaths.
The province last announced new cases on Aug. 2, when two related to travel were identified. Those are now considered resolved.
Nova Scotia renewed its state of emergency on the weekend for an additional two weeks, until noon on Aug. 23.
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 811.novascotia.ca 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.
Anyone who has travelled outside Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days.
Nova Scotians are asked to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives: practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, and maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.
As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed.
Under Nova Scotia's Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.
For more information, go to https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/.