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Nova Scotia Health working to meet increased demand for rapid test kits

In July alone, 233,620 rapid tests were distributed throughout the province
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Nova Scotia Health says work is underway to meet an increased demand for rapid test kits.

It says in July alone, 233,620 rapid tests were distributed throughout the province, an increase of almost 34,000 from the month before.

Nova Scotians can pick up test kits and most public libraries and family resource centres, MLA offices and from a Public Health Mobile Unit.

They're also available to those accessing Feed Nova Scotia programs or services, and anyone visiting Access Nova Scotia for in-person services.

However, Nova Scotia Health says there have been delays in delivering tests to some regional libraries, and it is working with community partners to meet the need.

"It is no longer recommended for Nova Scotians to test if they do not have symptoms," Nova Scotian Health said in a news release, "however, it is recommended that households have a box of rapid tests on hand in case symptoms develop."

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms, you can complete an online assessment, which will help you book an appointment for a PCR test or pick up a rapid test kit.




Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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