26 Nov NOVEMBER 26 COVID-19 UPDATE
Posted at 14:43h in Provincial Updates
As of today, Nov. 26, Nova Scotia has 114 active cases of COVID-19. Fourteen new cases are being reported today. Twelve of the new cases are in Central Zone. One case is in Northern Zone and the other case is in Western Zone.
“New restrictions have come into effect today in much of Halifax Regional Municipality and parts of Hants County to help us to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Please make yourself familiar with the new restrictions. We all have a responsibility to follow public health measures and keep each other safe.”
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,253 Nova Scotia tests on Nov. 25.
There were 856 tests administered at the rapid-testing pop-up site in downtown Halifax yesterday and five positive results. The individuals were directed to self-isolate and have been referred for a standard test.
“We’ve seen a great uptake for asymptomatic testing among Halifax bar staff and patrons. People are showing us how much they care about their communities by going to these pop-up rapid testing locations,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health. “This has allowed us to detect a few cases among asymptomatic people early on and helps to stop the spread of the virus.”
Since Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has had 38,434 negative test results, 167 positive COVID-19 cases and no deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 70. Fifty-three cases are now resolved. Cumulative cases may change as data is updated in Panorama.