October 27 COVID-19 Update

As of today, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified yesterday, Monday, October 26.

The new case is in the Central Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The individual has been self-isolating, as required.

To date, Nova Scotia has 109,462 negative test results, 1,102 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital.

The Department of Labour and Advanced Education announced today that Nova Scotia will resume welcoming international students starting in early November. Measures will be in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

On Oct. 22, New Brunswick announced further restrictions related to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Campbellton-Restigouche region of northern New Brunswick. Nova Scotians should avoid unnecessary travel to that area.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .