Strang—New Normal Awaits a COVID-19 Vaccine
“Until a vaccine is available, we have to stay vigilant in fighting this virus. We have to find and adapt to our new normal,” said Dr. Robert Strang.
The chief medical officer says, “That means we have to keep practising good personal hygiene, use physical distancing, limit non-essential travel, stay home when unwell, limit large groups and wear non-medical masks. These measures will remain in place for some time to come, and will continue to be a key part of our fight against this virus.”Another COVID death was recorded yesterday, a stark reminder that the coronavirus pandemic is not over.
It marks the 51st death at the Northwood long-term care facility in Halifax, 58 in total for Nova Scotia.
It also marks the third day in a row with only one new case to report and the medical officer of health earlier confirmed that the first two were located at Northwood. There is no word on the location of the latest positive test.
There are two long-term care homes and seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood is seeing a steady decline in active cases, currently with 15 residents and four staff infected. Another unnamed facility has one resident with an active case.
To date, Nova Scotia has 37,078 negative test results, 1,046 positives, and 58 deaths.
Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90.
Nine individuals are currently in hospital, four of those in ICU.
Nine-hundred and fifty-nine individuals have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved.
Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. A map and graphic presentation of the case data is available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.
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