NS Gov Release: New presumptive case in Nova Scotia
Please see below an update from the Government of Nova Scotia.
March 20, 2020 — 12:45 PM
Included below is a news release recently issued by the province outlining the details of one additional presumptive COVID-19 case. There are now 15 cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.
Premier Stephen McNeil, Minister of Business Geoff MacLellan, and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang will provide an update at about 3 p.m.
This update will be live-streamed at https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast.
A recording of the news conference will be available shortly after it concludes on the NS Gov Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/nsgov
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COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–One New Presumptive Case of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia
As of today, Nova Scotia has five confirmed cases and ten presumptive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 15.
One new case was identified Thursday, March 19. It is travel-related.
The cases are located across the province. The 15 individuals affected range in age from mid-20’s to mid-70’s.
Public health has been in contact with these individuals and are working to identify others who may have come in close contact with them. Those individuals are also being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.
The province is testing daily, working with partners at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. To date, Nova Scotia has 1,546 negative test results, ten presumptive positive cases and five confirmed cases.
Anyone who has travelled outside of Canada must self-isolate for 14 days when they return to Nova Scotia. If you have been in close contact with someone who has travelled and are experiencing fever (above 38 C) and/or new cough you should complete the online questionnaire before calling 811. The online questionnaire can be found at: https://811.novascotia.ca/
Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
Today’s update will be live-streamed at 3 p.m. on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast , @nsgov Facebook and YouTube channels
— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus
— Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act gives the chief medical officer of health the authority to give advice to protect public health and decrease risk to public health presented by communicable diseases such as COVID-19
The Public Health Agency of Canada maintains a list of affected areas: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/covid-19-affected-areas-list.html
Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus
Government of Canada toll-free information line 1-833-784-4397 Nova Scotia Public Health offices: http://www.nshealth.ca/public-health-offices
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