Nova Scotia

2 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Nova Scotia

The province reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. There are currently 16 active cases in Nova Scotia.

Province now has 16 active cases

Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

The province announced two new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

There are now 16 active cases in the province, two fewer than Thursday.

In a release, the Nova Scotia Health Authority said it's unclear how many tests were performed on Thursday due to a technical issue.

The new cases are in the central zone. One case is identified as a close contact of the new case found Thursday, while the other remains under investigation.

The health authority has warned of a few potential exposures over the last week:

  • The Bitter End Martini Bar and Restaurant on Argyle Street on Nov. 2 between 9-11 p.m.
  • Sobeys Clayton Park at 287 Lacewood Dr., on Nov. 3 between noon-1 p.m.
  • Air Canada Flight 622 on Oct. 30 that departed Toronto at 6:40 p.m. and landed in Halifax at 9:41 p.m. AT. Passengers in rows 16 to 23 in seats D, E, and F should call 811 for advice.
  • Chrismaria Family Restaurant on Commercial St. in New Minas between 1-5 p.m. on Oct. 24.

Anyone who was at those locations at those times is asked to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the potential exposure.

To date, the province has had 1,121 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths.

The latest numbers from around the Atlantic bubble are:

  • New Brunswick is reporting one new case Friday. It now has 24 active cases.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador reported 2 new cases Thursday. It has five active cases.
  • P.E.I. reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, both related to travel outside the Atlantic bubble. It now has two active cases.

Symptoms

Anyone with one of the following symptoms should visit the COVID-19 self-assessment website or call 811:

  • Fever.
  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough.

Anyone with two or more of the following symptoms is also asked to visit the website or call 811:

  • Sore throat.
  • Headache.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Runny nose.

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