COVID-19 Numbers Jump by Twenty
Live Press Conference on Six Rivers Radio at 3:00 pm
Testing revealed twenty new cases of coronavirus in Nova Scotia yesterday. It marks the largest single day jump since the first cases were reported.
While most of the 147 cases are connected to travel or a known case, public health has concluded that one case is the result of transmission within the community.
Four staff and two residents of long-term care facilities have tested positive for COVID-19. Appropriate infection prevention and control measures are in place for both residents and staff.
The individuals affected range in age from under ten to over 80. Four individuals are currently in hospital. Ten have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province.
It is now more important than ever for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health orders and directives - practise good hygiene, maintain a physical distance of two metres or six feet from others, limit essential gatherings to no more than five people and stay at home as much as possible.
Anyone who has travelled outside Nova Scotia 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. If they are concerned about COVID-19 they can go to https://811.novascotia.ca/ and use the online assessment tool. Anyone referred to an assessment site by 811 will be tested.
Find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters, and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus.
Testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus.
A state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and remains in effect until noon, April 5.
Additional Resources: Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus, or Government of Canada toll-free information line 1-833-784-4397.
The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling, toll-free, 1-888-429-8167.
Kids Help Phone is available 24/7, by calling, toll-free, 1-800-668-6868.
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