Today, June 7, Nova Scotia is reporting 14 new cases of COVID-19 and 36 recoveries.
There are 11 new cases in Central Zone. Nine of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and two are under investigation.
Two of the cases in Central Zone were reported Sunday, June 6, and are connected to Graham Creighton Junior High in Dartmouth and Bedford and Forsyth Education Centres (Dartmouth Campus). Both cases are close contacts of previously reported cases. Although these cases were reported yesterday, because they came in after yesterday's cut-off for reporting, they will appear on the COVID-19 data dashboard today.
Two new cases are in Eastern Zone. Both are close contacts of previously reported cases.
One case is in Western Zone and is related to travel.
There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.
As of today, Nova Scotia has 182 active cases of COVID-19. There are 22 people in hospital, including seven in ICU. The median age of people hospitalized in the third wave is 53 for non-ICU, and 55 for people in ICU.
On June 6, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 2,057 tests.
As of June 6, 637,911 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 44,567 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since April 1, there have been 3,935 positive COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 3,731 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
Nova Scotians with or without symptoms can book a test at https://covid-self-assessment.
More information on testing can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/corona
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is advised to self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test. Everyone they live with must also self-isolate until the person receives their first negative test result. If the test is positive, public health will advise everyone about what to do.
Anyone advised by public health that they were a close contact needs to complete a full 14-day quarantine, regardless of test results. If the close contact is symptomatic, everyone they live with must also self-isolate until the person receives their first negative test result. If the test is positive, public health will advise everyone about what to do.
Symptoms and self-assessment:
Nova Scotians should visit https://covid-self-assessment.
-- fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening)
-- sore throat
-- runny nose/nasal congestion
-- shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
People should call 811 if they cannot access the online self-assessment or wish to speak with a nurse about their symptoms.
Anyone with symptoms should immediately self-isolate and book a test.
-- a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22, 2020, and extended to June 13, 2021
More information on COVID-19 case data, testing and vaccines is available at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavi
Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavi
Nova's Scotia's five-phase reopening plan, announced May 28, 2021: https://novascotia.ca/reopenin
Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen and operate at: https://novascotia.ca/reopenin
More information about public health text notifications of positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts is available here: https://www.nshealth.ca/news/p
More information on what is considered essential travel is available here: https://novascotia.ca/coronavi
Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus or 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)
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 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)
Anyone needing help with a non-crisis mental health or addiction concern can call Community Mental Health and Addictions at 1-855-922-1122 (toll-free) weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)
For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)