8 new circumstances of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, new potential exposures

There are eight new circumstances of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, the best single-day soar since Could.

Public Well being stated the brand new circumstances carry the province’s lively complete to 33 recognized circumstances.

All eight new circumstances are within the central zone. Two are related to beforehand reported circumstances, whereas six are below investigation

The final time eight circumstances had been introduced in someday was on Could 15.

“That is the one largest soar in COVID-19 circumstances now we have seen in our province in current months,” Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of well being, stated in a launch. 

New restrictions in a lot of Halifax Regional Municipality and components of Hants County come into impact Monday, together with limiting gatherings with out bodily distancing to 5 individuals, down from 10.

The restrictions may be discovered right here.

“These growing case numbers inform us we have to comply with public well being protocols to get again on observe, particularly within the better Halifax space,” Premier Stephen McNeil stated within the launch.

New potential exposures

5 new potential COVID-19 exposures within the Halifax space had been additionally introduced on Saturday:

Bell Aliant at 209 Chain Lake Drive on Nov. 15 between 3-4:30 p.m. Anybody uncovered to the virus at this location could develop signs as much as, and together with, Nov. 29.  Halifax Central Library at 5440 Spring Backyard Rd. on Nov. 16 between 3-5:30 p.m. Anybody uncovered to the virus at this location could develop signs as much as, and together with, Nov. 30.  Goodlife Health – Halifax Clayton Park at 70 Lacewood Dr. on Nov. 17 between 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Anybody uncovered to the virus at this location could develop signs as much as, and together with Dec. 1.  Goodlife Health- Tantallon Westwood at 3650 Hammonds Plains Rd., Higher Tantallon on Nov. 17 between 2:30-5:30 p.m. Anybody uncovered to the virus at this location could develop signs as much as, and together with, Dec. 1. Sobeys Spryfield at 279 Herring Cove Rd. on Nov. 18 between 4-5 p.m. Anybody uncovered to the virus at this location could develop signs as much as, and together with, Dec. 2. 

Anybody current at these places throughout these instances is requested to observe for signs of COVID-19.

On Saturday night, 17 new publicity notices had been issued, together with eating places, gyms, and grocery shops.

The lively publicity websites within the better Halifax space are listed right here.

There have been 1,384 assessments accomplished in Nova Scotia labs on Friday.

So far, Nova Scotia has had 1,168 confirmed COVID-19 circumstances and 65 deaths. Nobody is at the moment in hospital associated to COVID-19. 

The most recent numbers from across the Atlantic bubble are:

New Brunswick reported a single-day file 23 circumstances on Saturday. It has 71 lively circumstances with one particular person in hospital. Public Well being in New Brunswick is now asking anybody who has travelled from Halifax again to N.B. to self-monitor for COVID-19 signs for 14 days on account of neighborhood unfold in Halifax. Newfoundland and Labrador reported 5 new circumstances on Saturday and the province now has 18 lively circumstances. Public Well being is offering new steering to residents in mild of Friday’s travel-related case of COVID-19 from somebody who had been to Nova Scotia. If journey to Nova Scotia is “important,” Newfoundland travellers should comply with all Public Well being pointers, restrict their shut contacts to as few as potential, and keep away from giant gatherings and crowded public locations. When arriving again in Newfoundland and Labrador from Nova Scotia, individuals ought to self-monitor for signs of COVID-19 for the primary 14 days and through that point mustn’t attend any gatherings, keep away from crowded public locations, and put on a masks when in touch with anybody outdoors their family bubble. P.E.I. final reported one new case Nov. 11. The province has one lively case.

Signs

Anybody with one of many following signs ought to go to the COVID-19 self-assessment web site or name 811:

Fever. Cough or worsening of a earlier cough.

Anybody with two or extra of the next signs can also be requested to go to the web site or name 811:

Sore throat. Headache. Shortness of breath. Runny nostril.

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