Nova Scotia Public Health is advising of potential COVID-19 exposures on two WestJet flights from Calgary to Halifax last week, according to multiple press releases Sunday.
Flight 232 on Aug. 24 and Aug. 26 both left Calgary at 9:30 a.m. and landed in Halifax at 5:14 p.m.
On Aug. 24, passengers in rows 20-24 in seats A, B, C and D are most likely to have had close contact. On the Aug. 26 flight, it's passengers in rows 21-26 in seats A, B and C.
Passengers in those rows and seats are advised to call 811.
People who were on either flight, but not in the identified rows and seats, are advised to self-monitor.
Health officials are also advising of a potential exposure on Aug. 24 in a taxi cab that left the Halifax Stanfield International Airport between 6 and 7 p.m. and travelled to a residence in Halifax.
The person or people travelling in the taxi were asymptomatic at the time, according to the release, and the advisory is being issued out of "an abundance of caution".
Lauren MacDougall, a spokesperson for Nova Scotia Health told CBC News in an email the exposures announced Sunday are not related to any previously reported cases, but the province will provide an update on Monday.
No new cases
No new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Nova Scotia Sunday.
Five cases previously identified remain active, but none of those who are sick are in hospital.
The QEII microbiology lab completed 856 tests on Saturday and all were negative for the virus. Nova Scotia has had 75,144 negative test results overall.
Of the 1,083 positive Nova Scotia cases, 1,013 are now considered to be resolved. There have been 65 deaths related to the virus in the province.
The latest numbers from around the Atlantic bubble are:
- New Brunswick has four active cases but reported no new cases Sunday.
- Newfoundland and Labrador had one active case as of Saturday.
- P.E.I. had three active cases as of Wednesday.
Anyone with the following symptoms of COVID-19 should go to this website to see if they should call 811 for further assessment:
- Fever (chills, sweats).
- Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
- Sore throat.
- Shortness of breath.
- Muscle aches.
- Nasal congestion/runny nose.
- Hoarse voice.
- Unusual fatigue.
- Loss of sense of smell or taste.
- Red, purple or bluish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers that do not have a clear cause.
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