As of today, Jan. 14, Nova Scotia has 32 active cases of COVID-19. Six new cases are being reported today.
Three of the cases are in Northern Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases.
Three of the cases are in Central Zone. One of the cases is a close contact of a previously reported case. The other cases are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The people are self-isolating, as required. One of the travel-related cases is a student at Dalhousie University in Halifax who lives off campus.
“We are seeing a low number of cases because people are taking our public health protocols and the health of others seriously,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “I want to thank everyone for staying vigilant and looking out for one another.”
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,096 Nova Scotia tests on Jan. 13.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 135,524 tests. There have been 459 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 70. Four hundred and twenty-seven cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“We know how easily the virus can spread when we let our guard down,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Let’s keep up our efforts and ensure we continue to follow the public health measures – wear a mask, limit social contacts, maintain physical distance, wash our hands and stay home if feeling unwell.”
Post-secondary students returning to Nova Scotia from anywhere except Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador are strongly encouraged to visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test for day six, seven or eight of their 14-day self-isolation period. COVID-19 testing appointments can be booked up to three days in advance.
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