Provincial Health officials say there are 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. As with previous reports of the virus, the new cases are either travel-related or connected to earlier
ones. Some are related to groups or families who have returned to the province from outside the country. None of the cases are from spread within the community.
The province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang, thanked Nova Scotians for following measures such as self isolating when directed to do so, staying home and practicing social distancing. He says maintaining these measures will make a difference.
There are 68 Nova Scotians that have tested positive for COVID-19. They range in age from
under 10 to their mid-70’s. One is in hospital. Two have recovered.
Premier Stephen McNeil says each of us has the ability to control the spread of the virus and we must not be complacent. McNeil says we must continue to wash our hands frequently, stay at home for 14 days after travelling outside of Nova Scotia, and keep your distance from others.
McNeil says social media, which is at times focuses on the negative seems to have found a more positive calling in this crisis. McNeil also noted community care-mongering groups have popped up; people coming together to share, to support each other and to spread kindness and love.