Nova Scotia reporting 4 new cases of COVID-19

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Nova Scotia reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 19.

Two of the new cases are people in the Central Zone who travelled outside Atlantic Canada together, according to a news release from the Health Department. Those individuals are self-isolating as required.

The other two cases are in the Northern Zone and are described as household contacts of a previously reported case.

Nova Scotia Health Authority also warned the public Wednesday of two possible exposures to the virus last week.

Air Canada Flight 0622 on Oct. 30 departed Toronto at 6:40 p.m. and landed in Halifax at 9:41 p.m. AT.

According to a news release, passengers in rows 16 to 23 in seats D, E, and F should call 811 for advice. All other passengers on that flight are asked to monitor for symptoms, which could develop up to Nov. 13.

Public Health also advised of a potential exposure at Chrismaria Family Restaurant on Commercial St. in New Minas between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. AT on Oct. 24.

Anyone at that location during that time is asked to monitor for symptoms, which could develop up to Nov. 7.

Dr. Robert Strang, the province's chief medical officer of health, said Tuesday there are several cases still under investigation, but nothing yet to indicate general community spread.

Nova Scotia Health Authority labs completed 853 tests on Tuesday, including the four positive cases.

So far, Nova Scotia has had 1,118 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital related to the virus.

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.

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