As of today, Jan. 28, Nova Scotia has 11 active cases of COVID-19. No new cases are being reported today.
“We wouldn’t be where we are today without the co-operation and willingness of Nova Scotians to follow the public health protocols,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “I thank everyone for their patience in abiding by the restrictions we have in place to protect each other’s health, and for the collective effort to contain the virus.”
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,763 Nova Scotia tests on Jan. 27.
As of Jan. 27, 13,504 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 2,709 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 157,284 tests. There have been 487 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. One person is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 70. Four hundred and seventy-six cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“It is evident that people are taking our public health protocols seriously as we continue to see low numbers of new cases,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Let’s keep up the good work and continue to follow all of the public health measures.”
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.
Visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to do a self-assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had or you are currently experiencing:
— fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening)
Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
— sore throat
— runny nose/nasal congestion
— shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
Call 811 if you cannot access the online self-assessment or wish to speak with a nurse about your symptoms.
When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, the person is directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days. Public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person.
Anyone who has travelled from anywhere except Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, anyone who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.
It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.
Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .