2 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Nova Scotia

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The province announced two new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

There are now 16 active cases in the province, two fewer than Thursday.

In a release, the Nova Scotia Health Authority said it's unclear how many tests were performed on Thursday due to a technical issue.

The new cases are in the central zone. One case is identified as a close contact of the new case found Thursday, while the other remains under investigation.

The health authority has warned of a few potential exposures over the last week:

  • The Bitter End Martini Bar and Restaurant on Argyle Street on Nov. 2 between 9-11 p.m.

  • 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 who was at those locations at those times is asked to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the potential exposure.

To date, the province has had 1,121 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths.

The latest numbers from around the Atlantic bubble are:

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.