Nova Scotia

4 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is reporting four new COVID cases on Saturday bringing the number of active cases up to 20. Public Health is warning about possible exposures at the Dollarama in Scotia Square Mall on Oct. 27-30, and on a WestJet flight from Toronto to Halifax on Oct. 30.

Possible COVID-19 exposures at Halifax store, on WestJet flight

A Dollarama in Ontario is shown in this file photo. Nova Scotia Public Health is warning of a possible COVID-19 exposure in the Scotia Square Dollarama between Oct.27-30. (Liny Lamberink/CBC)

The province announced four new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

There are now 20 active cases in the province, the highest number since May 23.

All of the new cases are in the central zone.

Two cases are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The other two cases are close contacts of previously reported cases, according to a news release.

Alerts issued

Public Health is alerting Nova Scotians about multiple potential exposures of COVID-19 in the Halifax area:

  • Gahan House at 5239 Sackville St. on Nov. 4 from 7:45-11:45 p.m.
  • Halifax Transit Route 59 from Portland Terminal to Alderney Terminal on Nov. 4 from 1-2 p.m. 
  • Braemar Superstore at 9 Braemar Dr. on Nov. 3 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Fit4Less Bedford at 1658 Bedford Highway on Nov. 3 from 7:30-11 p.m.
  • Canada Games Centre on Thomas Raddall Dr. on Nov. 2 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • BMO Soccer Centre at 210 Thomas Raddall Dr. on Nov. 1 from 6-9 p.m.
  • Dollarama in Scotia Square Mall between Oct. 27-30 between 12-3 p.m.
  • WestJet Flight 254 on Oct. 30 that departed 9:45 p.m., and arrived in Halifax at 1 a.m. AT on Oct. 31. Passengers in rows 39 to 45 in seats A, B, and C should call 811 for advice.
  • The Bitter End Martini Bar and Restaurant on Argyle Street on Nov. 2 between 9 p.m. and closing. Public Health is advising those who were at the bar during this time should immediately contact 811 to arrange for COVID-19 testing, regardless of whether they are symptomatic or not. 
  • 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 at these locations during these times is asked to self-monitor for symptoms.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority said 933 new tests were performed on Friday 

The health authority said the number of tests conducted outside the central zone have not been included in the test totals due to a technical issue. It promises to update the figures when the issue is resolved. 

The latest numbers from around the Atlantic bubble are:

  • New Brunswick is reporting three new cases Saturday. It now has 26 active cases.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador reported two new cases Saturday. It has six active cases. The Department of Health and Community Services is also advising rotational workers about two identified COVID-19 outbreaks in Alberta.
  • 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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