No new cases are being reported today, Jan. 23. Nova Scotia has 20 active cases of COVID-19.
“Nova Scotians can be proud of the work they’re doing to keep our case numbers low,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We need to stay the course — following public health protocols and being kind to each other — to keep the virus from spreading like we’ve seen in other provinces during the second wave of the pandemic.”
On Jan. 22, Nova Scotia announced a modest easing of restrictions that will come into effect Monday, Jan. 25: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210122005 . Recognizing the challenges of the pandemic, a change has been made to allow mental health and addictions support groups to meet in groups of up to 25 instead of 10, with social distancing. This also comes into effect Monday.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,438 Nova Scotia tests on Jan. 22.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 150,480 tests. There have been 481 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 sixty-one cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“While our new cases each day are staying low, we can’t get complacent,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Please continue your vigilance and follow public health measures to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community.”
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.