Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone, one transit route and on multiple...
Nova Scotia COVID cases Sept. 23: One death, 41 new COVID cases, 20 recoveries
Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19, today, Sept. 23. A woman in her 80s in Central Zone has died.
Nova Scotia is also reporting 41 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 recoveries.
Twenty-nine of the new cases are in Central Zone. Nine are close contacts of previously reported cases, two are travel-related, and eighteen are under investigation.
Seven of the new cases are in Northern Zone. Six are close contacts of previously reported cases, and one in under investigation.
Three of the new cases are in Western Zone. One is travel-related, one is a close contact of a previously reported case, and one is under investigation.
Two of the new cases are in Eastern Zone. Both are close contacts of previously reported cases.
Nova Scotia currently has 147 active cases of COVID-19, with 11 people in hospital COVID-19 units, including one in ICU.
Nova Scotians with or without symptoms can book a test at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en for primary assessment centres across the province. Those with no symptoms are encouraged to use one of the primary assessment centres with drop-in testing, pop-up sites or public health mobile units if they want to be tested.
More information on testing can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is advised to self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test.
Anyone advised by public health that they were a close contact needs to complete a full 14-day quarantine, regardless of test results, unless they are fully vaccinated. If they are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before the exposure date, they do not need to self-isolate as long as they are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. They should still get tested and should monitor for symptoms up to 14 days after the exposure date. If symptoms develop, they should get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative test result.