NOTE: Nova Scotia will no longer issue COVID-19 news releases or update the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data.
Today, July 23, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and one recovery.
The cases are in Central Zone. One is related to a close contact of a previously reported case. The other is related to travel and is connected to the Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Halifax.
All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.
There have been 4,195 cases from March 15 to July 21, 2021. Of those:
-- 27 (0.6 per cent) were fully vaccinated
-- 233 (5.6 per cent) were partially vaccinated
-- 3,935 (93.8 per cent) were unvaccinated
There were 254 people hospitalized. Of those:
-- 2 (0.8 per cent) were fully vaccinated
-- 28 (11 per cent) were partially vaccinated
-- 224 (88.2 per cent) were unvaccinated
Twenty-six people died. Of those:
-- 1 (3.8 per cent) was fully vaccinated
-- 3 (11.5 per cent) were partially vaccinated
-- 22 (84.6 per cent) were unvaccinated
As of today, Nova Scotia has 12 active cases of COVID-19. There are currently no hospitalizations.
There were 3,517 tests administered between July 16 and 22 at the rapid-testing pop-up sites in Halifax, Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Bedford and Sydney.
On July 22, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 2,821 tests.
As of July 22, 1,271,948 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 541,389 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
Since April 1, there have been 4,140 positive COVID-19 cases and 27 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. There are 4,101 resolved cases. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.
The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure safety measures and other important actions can continue. The order will take effect at noon, Sunday, July 25, and extend to noon, Sunday, Aug. 8, unless government terminates or extends it.
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.
Anyone advised by public health that they were a close contact needs to complete a full 14-day quarantine, regardless of test results, unless they are fully vaccinated. If they are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before the exposure date, they do not need to self-isolate as long as they are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. They should still get tested and should monitor for symptoms up to 14 days after the exposure date. If symptoms develop, they should get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative test result.
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 Aug. 8, 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
A list of primary assessment locations, including locations with drop-in testing, is available online at: https://www.nshealth.ca/corona
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)