No new COVID cases

Cape Breton Post - - PROVINCE -

HAL­I­FAX — No new cases of COVID-19 were iden­ti­fied in Nova Sco­tia for the sec­ond day in a row.

The QEII Health Sciences Cen­tre's mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy lab in Hal­i­fax com­pleted 219 tests on Mon­day, the Health De­part­ment said in a news re­lease Tues­day.

The province cur­rently has two known ac­tive cases.

To date, Nova Sco­tia has 64,497 neg­a­tive COVID-19 test re­sults, 1,071 pos­i­tive cases and 64 deaths.

Any­one who ex­pe­ri­ences symp­toms of fever, cough or wors­en­ing cough, sore throat, headache, short­ness of breath, mus­cle aches, sneez­ing, nasal con­ges­tion, hoarse voice, di­ar­rhea, un­usual fa­tigue, loss of smell or taste or red, pur­ple or blueish le­sions on the feet, toes or fin­gers is en­cour­aged to visit­vas­co­ to de­ter­mine if a call to 811 for ad­di­tional as­sess­ment is re­quired.

When a new case of COVID-19 is con­firmed, pub­lic health works to iden­tify and test peo­ple who may have come in close con­tact with that per­son.

Those in­di­vid­u­als who have been con­firmed are be­ing di­rected to self-iso­late at home, away from the pub­lic, for 14 days.

Any­one who has trav­elled out­side of At­lantic Canada must self-iso­late for 14 days. As al­ways, any Nova Sco­tian who de­vel­ops symp­toms of acute res­pi­ra­tory ill­ness should limit their con­tact with oth­ers un­til they feel bet­ter.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to no­vas­co­­avirus.

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