New COVID-19 cases in province, but all connected to returning travellers

Dr. Robert Strang says there are now 17 news cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, bringing the total to 68. Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health said they are all travel related and several are connected to groups or families returning from vacation.  “We anticipated this,” Strang said at the press conference this afternoon....

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Ten new cases of COVID-19 in province, new measures announced

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced further measures Tuesday to strengthen the health system and help Nova Scotians dealing with COVID-19. “Keeping Nova Scotians safe and healthy is our number one job,” said McNeil. “We all need to keep working together, support one another and make...

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State of emergency declared in Nova Scotia

Today, Premier Stephen McNeil declared a state of emergency in Nova Scotia in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that people cannot gather in groups of more than five and police have been authorized, under the Protection Act, to enforce social distancing and self-isolation in an effort to #flattenthecurve; they have the authority to...

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One new presumptive case of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

As of today, Nova Scotia has five confirmed cases and 10 presumptive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 15. One new case was identified Thursday, March 19. It is travel-related. The cases are located across the province. The 15 individuals affected range in age from mid-20’s to mid-70’s. Public health has been in contact...

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COVID-19 update: Two New presumptive cases in Nova Scotia

The Department of Health and Wellness says that as of today, March 19, Nova Scotia has five confirmed cases and nine presumptive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 14. Two new cases were identified Wednesday, March 18. Both are travel-related. The cases are located across the province. Northern Nova Scotia remains the only region...

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Province, health system working to increase capacity

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, Premier Stephen McNeil and Minister of Health and Wellness Randy Delorey have announced measures to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 and increase capacity within the health system to respond. Effective immediately: — doctors and pharmacists have new options for virtual care, using telephone and...

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New presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health has announced two new presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positives in the province to seven. As of today, March 17, Nova Scotia has 934 negative test results, six presumptive positive cases and one confirmed case The two new presumptive cases are...

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Two new presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

A total of five presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 have been announced for the province. Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced the new cases today. The two cases are in Halifax Regional Municipality and are related. The case details include: — a male and female, both in their 50s, were...

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Coronavirus preparations well underway: Health officials

Nova Scotia’s health-care system is actively monitoring and testing for potential cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). To date, there have been no cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia and the risk to Nova Scotians remains low at this time. “We have well-established plans in place and, as with H1N1, we are actively engaged and...

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