27 new cases of COVID-19, but no new deaths in Nova Scotia
Province has recorded 900 confirmed cases
Nova Scotia reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, but no new deaths.
The province has reported a total of 900 confirmed cases.
The number of deaths remains at 24.
The QEII Health Sciences Centre tested 645 more people Sunday.
The province said 10 long-term care homes and seniors facilities have seen 198 residents and 95 staff test positive for the virus to date.
As of 2 p.m. on Monday, the Nova Scotia Health Authority has had 24 staff test positive for COVID-19:
- The Central Zone has had 16 health-care workers with COVID-19. Ten of these cases have recovered and those people have returned to work.
- The Eastern Zone has had six health-care workers with COVID-19. Three of these cases have recovered and those people have returned to work.
- The Northern Zone has had one health-care worker with COVID-19 and that person has recovered and returned to work.
- The Western Zone has had one health-care worker confirmed with COVID-19.
Monday's provincial update says 26,231 tests have come back negative. Twelve people are in hospital, including three in intensive care.
Nova Scotia has seen 509 people recover from COVID-19.
Symptoms to look for
The province expanded the list of symptoms being screened for COVID-19. They are:
- New or worsening cough.
- Sore throat.
- Runny nose.
Anyone with two or more of those symptoms should visit 811's website for a self-assessment questionnaire to determine if 811 should be called for further assessment.