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Nova Scotia reports no new cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia goes 19 days without a new case of COVID-19, as province announces easing restrictions on businesses and social gatherings.
Nova Scotia goes 19 days without a new case of COVID-19, as province announces easing restrictions on businesses and social gatherings. Government of Nova Scotia

Sunday marks 19 days without a single new case of the novel coronavirus in Nova Scotia.

There are also no active cases in the province.

The last new case in Nova Scotia was reported June 9.

According to a news release, the province has 53,056 negative test results and 1,061 positive COVID-19 cases to date.

Of those, 998 cases have been resolved and there have been 63 deaths.

Two people are in hospital following COVID-19 complications, but they no longer have the virus, the statement said.

Read more: Nova Scotia announces more reopening measures, will increase gathering limits July 3

Cases in the province ranged from under 10 years old to over 90.

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The release says QEII completed 381 new tests on Saturday.

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Those who travel outside of Nova Scotia are required to self-isolate for 14 days.

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Visitors from Atlantic provinces will be able to travel without isolating starting July 3 when the Atlantic bubble goes into effect, according to Premier Stephen McNeil’s announcement Friday.

Read more: Atlantic provinces encouraging staycations as they compete for local tourism dollars

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Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus.

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