2020-03-25

New presumptive case of COVID-19 identified in N.S.

by Lighthousenow Staff

Nova Scotia has a 15th case of COVID-19, according to the provincial Department of Health and Wellness on March 20.

The latest case is presumptive and brings the totals across the province to five confirmed cases and 10 presumptive cases of COVID-19.

The new case is travel-related and was identified on March 19.

The 15 individuals affected range in age from mid-20's to mid-70's.

Public health has been in contact with these individuals and are working to identify others who may have come in close contact with them. Those individuals are also being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

The province is testing daily, working with partners at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. To date, Nova Scotia has 1,546 negative test results, ten presumptive positive cases and five confirmed cases.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Canada must self-isolate for 14 days when they return to Nova Scotia. If you have been in close contact with someone who has travelled and are experiencing fever (above 38 C) and/or new cough you should complete the online questionnaire before calling 811. The online questionnaire can be found at: https://811.novascotia.ca/

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, hand-washing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

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