The Department of Health and Wellness announced they did not identify any new cases of COVID-19 yesterday.
To date, Nova Scotia has 56,227 negative test results, 1,066 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths
and four active COVID-19 cases. Nine-hundred and ninety-nine cases are now resolved. One person is currently in hospital but their COVID-19 infection is considered resolved.
During today’s update from Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical health officer Dr. Robert Strang, Strang said there have been a lot of questions regarding masks. He said the department continues to look at its approach, noting there is a conference call this afternoon for all the chief medical health officers at a national level this afternoon which will discuss the topic.
He thanked residents who follow what he called the strong public health recommendation to wear a non-medical mask in areas where physical distancing can’t be maintained.
Strang suggested making it a habit to always have a mask on-hand to wear if needed, noting it’s a way of keeping everyone safe. He called masks a part of the package of tools, which also includes social distancing, hand washing, and coughing and sneezing etiquette. All of these things will help minimize the spread of COVID-19.