Nova Scotia reviews two COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, 153 new instances

2021-05-05 00:48:00

HALIFAX —
In what Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin described as an particularly troublesome briefing, Nova Scotia introduced two new COVID-19 deaths and 153 new instances on Tuesday.

One of many individuals who died was a lady in her 50s, and one was a person in his 70s. Rankin stated they each died at dwelling from COVID problems – one was unknown to Public Well being, as that they had not examined constructive earlier than their loss of life.

“That is certainly a really unhappy day,” stated Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia Chief Medical Officer of Well being. “These individuals are not instances or numbers – they’re household, associates, and neighbours.”

Strang stated, as a result of privateness issues, no additional info may be launched concerning the two deceased.

“On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I wish to lengthen my honest condolences to their household and associates,” stated Rankin. “We’re so sorry in your loss.”

There have been 69 COVID-19-related deaths within the province for the reason that pandemic started.

100 and thirty 9 of Tuesday’s 153 new instances are within the Central Zone. Ten are within the Jap Zone, three are within the Northern Zone and one within the Western Zone.

Rankin additionally introduced that the province will waive ambulance charges for individuals who name EHS as a result of COVID-19 signs.

Tuesday additionally marks one week for the reason that newest spherical of lockdown restrictions have come into place in Nova Scotia.

“We’d like you to belief that these restrictions will work,” added Rankin.

N.S. COVID-19 CASE DATA

Nova Scotia Well being Authority labs accomplished a report of 19,174 COVID-19 exams on Monday because the province works by means of its testing backlog.

Because the starting of the pandemic, there have been 3,007 COVID-19 instances in Nova Scotia. Of these, 1,878 instances have recovered and 69 individuals have died as a result of COVID-19.

There are at the moment 29 individuals in hospital as a result of COVID-19, eight of that are in intensive care.

There are instances confirmed throughout the province, however most have been recognized within the Central Zone, which incorporates the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The provincial authorities says cumulative instances by zone could change as knowledge is up to date in Panorama, the province’s digital info system.

The numbers mirror the place an individual lives and never the place their pattern was collected.

  • Western Zone: 156 instances (27 lively instances)
  • Central Zone: 2,479 instances (930 lively instances)
  • Northern Zone: 163 instances (22 lively instances)
  • Jap Zone: 209 instances (81 lively instances)

The provincial state of emergency, which was first declared on March 22, 2020, has been prolonged to Might 16, 2021.

CHANGES TO ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING STRATEGY

With a purpose to tackle the check outcome backlog, Nova Scotia is shifting their COVID-19 asymptomatic testing technique.

Within the interim, most Nova Scotians are inspired to make use of pop-up testing websites as a substitute of reserving a COVID-19 lab check over the following few days.

People beneath the next classes are nonetheless inspired to e-book lab exams:

  • Anybody with signs
  • Anybody who has been notified that they’re an in depth contact of a identified case
  • Anybody who has been at an publicity location
  • Anybody who has travelled outdoors Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador

Public well being says anybody who doesn’t meet the above standards and has already booked an appointment ought to cancel it following the directions supplied of their affirmation e mail.

“Efforts are being made to extend speedy testing capability across the province,” wrote a spokesperson for the province in a media launch on Friday.

Pop up testing areas working on Tuesday embody:

  • Alderney Gate Public Library (60 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth) – from midday to 7 p.m
  • Cineplex Bridgewater (349 Lahave St., Bridgewater) – from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m
  • Centre 200 (481 George St, Sydney) – from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Halifax Central Library (5440 Spring Backyard Rd, Halifax) – from midday to 7 p.m.
  • Halifax Conference Centre (Argyle St. entrance, 1650 Argyle St., Halifax) – from midday to 7 p.m
  • John Martin College (7 Brule St. Dartmouth) – from midday to 7 p.m.
  • St. Andrews Neighborhood Centre (3380 Barnstead Lane, Halifax) – from midday to 7 p.m.

VACCINE UPDATE

Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 on-line dashboard offers an replace on the quantity of vaccines which have been administered so far.

As of Tuesday, 325,218 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. In line with the province, 29.7 per cent of the eligible inhabitants have obtained vaccines as of Thursday, with 3.8 per cent having obtained a second dose.

As Tuesday, Nova Scotia has obtained a complete of 388,450 doses of COVID-19 vaccine since Dec. 15.

COVID ALERT APP

Canada’s COVID-19 Alert app is accessible in Nova Scotia.

The app, which may be downloaded by means of the Apple App Retailer or Google Play, notifies customers if they could have been uncovered to somebody who has examined constructive for COVID-19.

LIST OF SYMPTOMS 

Anybody who experiences a fever or new or worsening cough, or two or extra of the next new or worsening signs, is inspired to take an internet check or name 811 to find out in the event that they should be examined for COVID-19:

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nostril/nasal congestion


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