There are 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 125.
Nine of the new cases are in the Central Health Center and one in the Western Zone, a press release said. But stated that all cases released later were in the Central Zone.
Nova Scotia Labs completed 2,254 tests on Saturday.
An additional 540 tests were performed at the rapid test site in Dartmouth. A positive case was found and the person was ordered to self-isolate and instructed to perform a standard test.
No one was hospitalized in Nova Scotia for the virus.
The Province Case Data website has not been updated since November 26th. A news release said it was due to a technical problem.
The province on Saturday announced five new exposure sites, including businesses in Sydney and Troy.
A complete list of exposures in the province can be found here Here.
Premier Stephen McNeill urged people in the Halifax area to follow the latest guidelines.
“We are working together to curb the spread of the virus by enforcing new restrictions in most of the Halifax area,” he said in a news release.
New restrictions are in effect
The new sanctions went into effect Thursday Halifax Regional Municipality and parts of Hunts County.
These restrictions include dining in bars and restaurants and closing gymnasiums, libraries, museums and casinos for at least two weeks. Masks are mandatory in common areas of multi-unit dwellings such as apartments and condo.
You can see the list of open and closed areas in the Halifax area Here.
Across the province, Visits to long-term care facilities are no longer allowed Unless the person is a volunteer or a designated guardian.
All other Atlantic provinces, most recently New Brunswick, have introduced a 14-day self-isolation mandatory for travelers. As of Thursday evening, Nova Scotia’s policy on regional travel had not changed.
COVID cases in Atlantic provinces
Latest figures from Atlantic Provinces:
Anyone with any of the following symptoms should visit COVID-19 Self-assessment website Or call 811:
- The previous cough is coughing or worsening.
Anyone with the following two or more features may be asked to visit the website or call 811:
- Sore throat.
- Shortness of breath.
- Leaking nose.
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