Today, Aug. 24, Nova Scotia is reporting 11 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 recoveries.
Seven of the cases are in Central Zone. Three are related to travel. Four are close contacts of previously reported cases.
Two cases are in Northern Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases.
Two cases are in Western Zone and are related to travel.
As of today, Nova Scotia has 49 active cases of COVID-19. There are currently no hospitalizations.
On Aug. 23, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,387 tests.
As of Aug. 23, 1,427,747 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 675,669 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since April 1, there have been 4,240 positive COVID-19 cases and 27 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 4,164 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
Nova Scotians with or without symptoms can book a test at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en for primary assessment centres across the province. Those with no symptoms are encouraged to use one of the primary assessment centres with drop-in testing, pop-up sites, or public health mobile units if they want to be tested.
More information on testing can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is advised to self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test.
Anyone advised by public health that they were a close contact needs to complete a full 14-day quarantine, regardless of test results, unless they are fully vaccinated. If they are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before the exposure date, they do not need to self-isolate as long as they are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. They should still get tested and should monitor for symptoms up to 14 days after the exposure date. If symptoms develop, they should get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative test result.
Symptoms and self-assessment:
Nova Scotians should visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to do a self-assessment if in the past 48 hours they have had or are currently experiencing mild symptoms, including:
— fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening)
— sore throat
— runny nose/nasal congestion
— shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
People should call 811 if they cannot access the online self-assessment or wish to speak with a nurse about their symptoms.
Anyone with symptoms should immediately self-isolate and book a test.