Four new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, Feb. 27.
Three cases are in Central Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases. All are self-isolating, as required.
One case is in Eastern Zone and is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required.
“While today’s case count is lower than the last two days, I am still greatly concerned about the trend we have been seeing in recent case numbers in Halifax,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “We must follow the public health restrictions to reverse the recent trend. No matter whether you live in Halifax or elsewhere in the province, I encourage you, even if you don’t have symptoms, to book an appointment at one of the primary assessment centres or drop into a pop-up testing site.”
As of today, Feb. 27, Nova Scotia has 39 active cases of COVID-19.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 3,230 Nova Scotia tests on Feb. 26.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 206,169 tests. There have been 549 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. Two people are currently in hospital, in ICU. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 70. Five hundred and ten cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“While the case numbers are low today, it doesn’t change the fact that we are seeing recent cases without obvious sources of infection,” said Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang. “As I said yesterday, it is very important to follow all the public health measures and make testing part of your regular COVID-19 prevention measures. If you have a symptom of the flu or a cold, get tested.”
Nova Scotians are strongly encouraged to seek asymptomatic COVID-19 testing, particularly if they have a large number of close contacts due to their work or social activities. Appointments can be booked at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ , by choosing the asymptomatic option. Rapid testing pop-up sites continue to be set up around the province as well. More information on testing can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting .
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