Today, July 15, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and six recoveries.
All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.
“Yesterday we entered Phase 4 of our reopening plan and things are headed in the right direction as we report another day with no new cases,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “Nova Scotians have worked to get us where we are today. Let’s continue to follow the advice of public health and get vaccinated as soon as we can.”
As of today, Nova Scotia has 22 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, two people are in hospital COVID-19 units, including one in ICU.
On July 14, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 3,357 tests.
As of July 14, 1,176,011 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 454,347 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
“Our case numbers are encouraging and our active cases are steadily declining,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “But we cannot become complacent. The COVID-19 variants spread more easily and much quicker. Our greatest line of defence is to ensure that everyone gets fully vaccinated with two doses of vaccine.”
Since April 1, there have been 4,128 positive COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 4,080 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
Nova Scotians with or without symptoms can book a test at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en for primary assessment centres across the province. Those with no symptoms are encouraged to use one of the primary assessment centres with drop-in testing, pop-up sites, or public health mobile units if they want to be tested.
More information on testing can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is advised to self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test.
Anyone advised by public health that they were a close contact needs to complete a full 14-day quarantine, regardless of test results, unless they are fully vaccinated. If they are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before the exposure date, they do not need to self-isolate as long as they are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. They should still get tested and should monitor for symptoms up to 14 days after the exposure date. If symptoms develop, they should get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative test result.
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