As of today, Jan. 31, Nova Scotia has 10 active cases of COVID-19. No new cases are being reported today.
“I want to thank Nova Scotians for continuing to follow the public health protocols and for participating in rapid testing clinics,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Your hard work is helping to contain the virus as we wait for vaccine supply to become more consistent.”
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,408 Nova Scotia tests on Jan. 30.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 161,747 tests. There have been 491 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. Two people are currently in hospital, including one in ICU. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 70. Four hundred and eighty-one cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
“It is encouraging to see another day with no new positive cases being reported,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Our public health measures are making a difference in slowing the spread of this virus and we must continue to follow them with vigilance.”
Nova Scotians are strongly encouraged to seek asymptomatic COVID-19 testing, particularly if they have had several social interactions, even within their own social circles. 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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