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No new coronavirus cases identified in Nova Scotia Saturday

Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, provides an update on health system preparations in Nova Scotia for COVID-19, in Halifax on March 6, 2020.
Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, provides an update on health system preparations in Nova Scotia for COVID-19, in Halifax on March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Nova Scotia reported no new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, with only two active cases remaining.

The two active cases are related to Nova Scotians who travelled outside Canada.

The individuals have been self-isolating since they returned to the province, health officials said in a press release on Friday.

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The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 440 Nova Scotia tests on July 31 and is operating 24-hours, the province said.

To date, Nova Scotia has seen 63,912 negative test results, 1,069 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths.

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There are currently no people in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in individuals aged under 10 to over 90.

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The province said 1,003 cases are now resolved.

Nova Scotians are still encouraged to visit the 811 website if they have two or more of the following symptoms:

  • Fever (including chills, sweats)
  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle aches
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion/runny nose
  • Hoarse voice
  • Diarrhea
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without a clear cause

The province said anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days.

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