As of today, Feb. 10, Nova Scotia has nine active cases of COVID-19. One new case is being reported today.
The case is in Central Zone and is related to a previously reported case. The person is self-isolating, as required.
“I am proud of the work Nova Scotians are doing to keep our case numbers low,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We know the virus is always looking for a chance to spread. Nova Scotians are shutting down those opportunities and I thank everyone for following the public health measures that are in place and protecting each other.”
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,253 Nova Scotia tests on Feb. 9.
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has completed 173,931 tests. There have been 499 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. One person is currently in hospital, in ICU. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 70. Four hundred and ninety cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
As of Feb. 9, 20,013 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 5,900 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
“It is not by accident that COVID-19 activity across our province is low. Our comprehensive approach of quarantining, testing, follow-up of cases and the efforts of every Nova Scotian is keeping us safe,” said Dr Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “We know how quickly that can change. Now is not the time to let our guard down. Continue to wear a mask, limit social contacts, practise social distancing, adhere to the gathering limit, stay home if you feel unwell and wash your hands.”
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.
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 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 .
Source: Release #notw