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Sept. 16 update: No new COVID-19 cases reported in Nova Scotia on Wednesday

This undated transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, also known as novel coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S.
A positive COVID-19 case was last identified in Nova Scotia nine days ago - File photo.

There is one active COVID-19 case remaining in Nova Scotia as of Wednesday, the province said in its daily update.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs conducted 902 tests on Tuesday, with none positive. It's been nine days since the province last idenified a positive case.

To date, Nova Scotia has 1,086 positive COVID-19 cases, 84,747 negative test results, and 65 deaths.

On Tuesday, the health authority announced it will be easing visitation restrictions in hospitals as of Thursday, Sept. 17. The new changes will allow inpatients two support people or family members to visit at the same time without booking an appointment. Patients coming to the hospital for an appointment or procedure will be allowed one person to accompany them. Everyone is expected to follow public health measures, such as physical distancing, hand hygiene, and mask wearing at all times.  

Anyone who is currently experiencing or has experienced within the last 48 hours one of the following symptoms should visit to determine if they should call 811 for further assessment:

  • new or worsening cough
  • fever (i.e. chills or sweats)

Anyone experiencing two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening) should also visit the website: 

  •  sore throat
  •  runny nose or nasal congestion
  •  headache
  •  shortness of breath


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