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 region who have traveled outside Atlantic Canada together, according to a health department press release. These individuals isolate themselves as required.
The other two cases are in the northern region and are described as home contacts of a previously reported case.
The Nova Scotia Health Authority also warned the public on Wednesday of two possible exposures to the virus last week.
Air Canada Flight 0622 on October 30 Departed Toronto at 6:40 PM and landed in Halifax at 9:41 PM AT.
According to a press 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 watch for symptoms, which can develop until November 13.
Public Health has also advised for possible exposure in: Chrismaria Family Restaurant on the commercial street of New Minas between 1 PM and 5 PM on October 24.
Anyone on this site during that time is asked to monitor for symptoms, which can develop until November 7.
Dr. Robert Strang, the county’s chief medical officer for health, said Tuesday that there are many cases under investigation, but nothing indicates general community spread.
Nova Scotia Health Authority laboratories completed 853 tests on Tuesday, including the four positive cases.
So far, Nova Scotia has recorded 1,118 cases of COVID-19 and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital due to the virus.
The latest numbers from around the Atlantic bubble are:
Anyone experiencing one of the following symptoms should visit the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Site or call 811:
- Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
Anyone experiencing two or more of the following symptoms is also asked to visit the website or call 811:
- Sore throat.
- Shortness of breath.
- Runny nose.