Five new COVID-19 cases were reported in Nova Scotia, bringing the total number of active cases to double digits for the first time since June.
Of the five new arrivals, two were in the Western Zone, two in the North Zone and one in the Central Zone, according to details released from the province on Saturday.
Four are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada and one is related to a previous case. Everyone is isolated by himself.
There are currently 11 active virus cases in this province.
People should avoid unnecessary travel: Strong
“These new cases show that traveling outside the Atlantic bubble is even more dangerous as the second COVID-19 wave occurs,” said Dr. Robert Strong, chief medical officer at Nova Scotia Health.
“All of our recent new cases are related to travel. Nova Scotians need to reduce unnecessary travel outside the Atlantic Bubble.
The Nova Scotia Health Authority completed 652 Nova Scotia tests on Friday, including five positive cases.
To date, there have been 1,109 positive cases and 65 deaths in Nova Scotia. No one was hospitalized for the virus.
Recent Possible Exposures
Also Nova Scotia Health People were warned on Friday In three potential exposures to COVID-19 last week. The two were on a recent Air Canada flight to Halifax. The other is at the gas station restaurant outside Debert, NS
The last time Nova Scotia saw 10 or more cases was on June 1, the province had 13.
The latest figures around the Atlantic bubble are:
- New Brunswick Saturday reported a new case and has 38 active cases. A school in Woodstock confirmed a case Saturday, the first of a school in the area.
- Newfoundland and Labrador Saturday reported a new positive attendance positive case. A native of Newfoundland and Labrador, the man is between the ages of 20-39 and works at the Voice Bay mine site in North Labrador. He is self-deprecating at the mine site, and is advising detention of anyone he considers an intimate relationship. Since this case is positive attendance positive, it has not yet calculated the amount of the province. There were three active cases in the province as of Saturday.
- PEI No active cases.
Anyone with any of the following features should visit the COVID-19 self-assessment website or call 811:
- Cough or exacerbation of previous cough.
Anyone with the following two or more features is asked to visit the website or call 811:
- Sore throat.
- Shortness of breath.
- Leaking nose.