1 new case of coronavirus reported in Nova Scotia Saturday

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Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of the novel coronavirus in Nova Scotia on Saturday, bringing the total number of active cases to six.

The province did not provide a location for the newly announced case.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 458 Nova Scotia tests on Tuesday, moving the province’s total number of tests to 71,700.

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There is one person in hospital as a result of COVID-19 at this time.

There have been 1,078 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia and 64 related deaths.

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As of Saturday, 1,008 people are considered to be recovered.

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The province said Friday it is extending the state of emergency to noon on Sept. 6 unless it is terminated or further extended.

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

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  • 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

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