Nova Scotia

27 new cases of COVID-19, but no new deaths in Nova Scotia

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.

Province has recorded 900 confirmed cases

The COVID-19 assessment sites in Nova Scotia can test up to 200 people a day. The health authority is keeping track of the number of swabs it uses, as they come from Italy and there's already a national shortage. (Nova Scotia Health Authority)

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 government)

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:

  • Fever.
  • New or worsening cough.
  • Sore throat.
  • Runny nose.
  • Headache.

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.

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