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Covid19 Pandemic

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  1. C. Mike Hunt

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    Today's press release

    As of today, Jan. 29, Nova Scotia has 9 active cases of COVID-19. One new case is being reported today.

    The case is in Eastern Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required.
     
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    1/1588 = 0.063% positive rate

    4 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
     
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    Today's press release

    As of today, Jan. 30, Nova Scotia has 11 active cases of COVID-19. Three new cases are being reported today.

    One case is in Western Zone and two are in Central Zone. All cases are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada and are self-isolating, as required.
     
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    3/1467 = 0.204% positive rate

    1 recovery in the past 24 hours.
     
  7. C. Mike Hunt

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    Today's press release

    As of today, Jan. 31, Nova Scotia has 10 active cases of COVID-19. No new cases are being reported today.
     
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    Today's press release

    As of today, Feb. 1, Nova Scotia has 10 active cases of COVID-19. One new case is being reported today.

    The case is in Western Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case. The person is self-isolating, as required.

    As of Jan. 29, 14,906 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 2,729 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
     
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    1/931 = 0.107% positive rate

    1 recovery in the past 24 hours.
     
  11. HairyAss

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    Japan dealing with their health system being overwhelmed now. People dying just waiting for hospital beds:

    where’d infatuousinfatuous go to tell us about how this is fake news?
     
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    He'll just bring up the "fewer people are dying" argument
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    he’s been suspiciously missing, lockdown got him
     
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    Once the inauguration went through without any arrests or executions he disappeared.
     
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    Today's press release

    As of today, Feb. 2, Nova Scotia has 10 active cases of COVID-19. One new case is being reported today.

    The case is in Central Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required.

    As of Feb. 1, 15,165 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 2,954 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
     
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    1 recovery in the past 24 hours.
     
  17. C. Mike Hunt

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    I wonder why our 2nd doses are moving so slowly? there's a good 3 week time period on that graph from the first of the 2nd doses
     
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    Potential exposure to COVID-19 on WestJet flight from Toronto to Halifax

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on a WestJet flight from Toronto to Halifax. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

    Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows and seats should visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether you have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access, or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

    • WestJet flight 3346 travelling on Jan. 30 from Toronto (9 a.m.) to Halifax (12:31 p.m.). Passengers in rows 8-14, seats A, B and C are asked to immediately visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether you have COVID-19 symptoms. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. It is anticipated anyone exposed to the virus on this flight may develop symptoms up to, and including Feb. 9.
     
  21. C. Mike Hunt

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    Today's press release

    As of today, Feb. 3, Nova Scotia has 11 active cases of COVID-19. One new case is being reported today.

    The case is in Central Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required.

    As of Feb. 2, 15,837 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 3,457 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
     
  22. C. Mike Hunt

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    Good question. Moderna vaccine?

    Either way, 503 second doses were given yesterday.

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    No recoveries in the past 24 hours.
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210203009

    Update on Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan

    The first community-based clinic for Nova Scotians age 80 and older will begin later this month as Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout continue to expand.

    Age will become the primary factor in who gets immunized and when in the general population. After those 80 and older receive their vaccine, the next group will be people 75- to 79-years-old. Vaccinations will continue in declining five-year age blocks until all Nova Scotians receive their vaccine.

    “The greatest risk factor for COVID-19 patients is their age,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “As vaccine supply increases, we are preparing to launch community clinics across the province to immunize as many people as quickly as possible, starting with those at greatest risk – our older Nova Scotians.”

    The first community-based clinic for Nova Scotians 80 and older will begin Monday, Feb. 22 in Halifax. This prototype clinic will inform how future clinics are set up. Those eligible to participate in the clinic will be identified by MSI and contacted directly by mail to schedule their appointments.

    Nine more community-based clinics in Halifax Regional Municipality, Truro, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Kentville, Yarmouth, Antigonish, Amherst and Bridgewater are planned in March for those 80 and older.

    “Some Nova Scotians will continue to receive their vaccine through targeted health-care worker clinics or in long-term care, but we know that overall the greatest risk is age,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “An age-based approach is also the fastest and simplest way to get vaccine into arms. We are ready to ramp up our immunization efforts as more vaccine enters our province.”

    Pharmacists and physicians who want to administer the vaccine at COVID-19 vaccine clinics will soon have that opportunity. Prototype clinics in pharmacies will launch in early March, with plans to expand to more locations by early April.

    The following groups will continue to be prioritized in Phase 1:
    • those who work directly with patients in hospital or patients in their home
    • those who live and work in long-term care homes and their designated caregivers
    • those who live and work in Department of Community Services facilities like adult residential care centres, regional rehabilitation centres and residential care facilities
    The province is engaging with First Nations and African Nova Scotian communities during Phase 1 to understand the needs of the communities.

    The following groups will continue to be prioritized in Phase 2:
    • anyone who works in a hospital and may come into contact with patients
    • doctors and nurses who work in the community
    • dentists and dental hygienists
    • pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
    • those who live in large group settings and those who work directly with them, including correctional facilities, shelters and temporary foreign workers’ quarters
    • those who are required to regularly travel in and out of the province for work, such as truck drivers and rotational workers. This does not apply to people who live in Nova Scotia or New Brunswick and cross the border every day for work
    • those who are responsible for food security and cannot maintain public health protocols due to the nature of their work, including those in food processing plants
    All other Nova Scotians, regardless of profession or health condition, will receive the vaccine based on their age.
     
  26. HairyAss

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    You should focus on asking the important questions instead of asking the questions meant to be inflammatory in the future.
     
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    Today's press release

    As of today, Feb. 4, Nova Scotia has 10 active cases of COVID-19. One new case is being reported today.

    The case is in Central Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required.

    As of Feb. 3, 16,448 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 4,046 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.


    “As we are seeing low case numbers, we are also noticing fewer people taking advantage of our asymptomatic testing, but we need people to continue getting tested,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health. “I want to encourage everyone, especially people with a high number of contacts, to make asymptomatic testing part of their regular routine. Testing is one way to stop COVID-19 before it has a chance to spread.”

    Nova Scotians are strongly encouraged to seek asymptomatic COVID-19 testing, particularly if they have had several social interactions, even within their own social circles. Appointments can be booked at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/, by choosing the asymptomatic option. Rapid testing pop-up sites continue to be set up around the province as well. More information on testing can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting.
     
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    Today's press release

    As of today, Feb. 5, Nova Scotia has eight active cases of COVID-19. No new cases are being reported today.

    Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 1,681 Nova Scotia tests on Feb. 4.

    There were 686 tests administered between Jan. 29- Feb. 4 at the rapid-testing pop-up sites in Antigonish, Halifax and Truro.

    As of Feb. 4, 17,295 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 4,681 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.

    The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure safety measures and other important actions can continue. The order will take effect at noon Sunday, Feb. 7 and extend to noon Sunday, Feb. 21, unless government terminates or extends it.
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210205008

    Public Health Restrictions Easing

    Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, Feb. 5, that public health restrictions will be eased effective Monday, Feb. 8 to allow events and other gatherings.

    “We have been seeing a low number of new cases daily and that allows us to ease some restrictions, while keeping public health measures like wearing masks and distancing in place,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “I thank Nova Scotians for their patience and their vigilance in following public health guidelines.”

    Effective 12 a.m. Feb. 8 until 11:59 p.m. March 7:

    • retail businesses can operate at 75 per cent capacity
    • fitness facilities can operate at 75 per cent capacity and must maintain three metres between people during high-intensity activities both indoors and outdoors
    • recognized businesses and organizations can resume hosting events with 150 people outdoors, or 50 per cent of a venue’s capacity to a maximum of 100 indoors
    • these events must stop any food or alcohol service by 10 p.m. and end by 11 p.m.
    • these events include social events, arts and culture events, sport and recreation events, special events, festivals, faith gatherings, weddings with receptions, and funerals with visitation and receptions
    • these events include bingo, darts and other similar activities hosted by licensed and unlicensed establishments
    • these gathering limits also apply to meetings and training hosted by private businesses or organizations, provincial and municipal government, first responder organizations, mental health and addictions support groups, and organized clubs
    • organized clubs can host activities for all ages and follow the day camp guidelines to have cohorts of up to 15 within the larger indoor or outdoor gathering limit
    • spectators are allowed at events, including sports games and practices and arts and culture rehearsals and performances, except when they are held at schools
    • large facilities that already have approved plans can resume hosting events with multiple groups of 100 that are kept separate with their own entrances and exits and their own washrooms
    • Centre 200 in Sydney and Scotiabank Centre in Halifax can have multiple groups of 150
    “As we start to be more social again with events, it’s important for Nova Scotians to continue all the layers of protection – wash hands, wear masks, practise physical distance, stay home when you’re sick, and get tested,” said Dr. Strang. “In addition, everyone should make asymptomatic testing part of their regular routine to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially people with a lot of contacts.”

    The general gathering limit remains 10 – this applies to household and informal gatherings and events that are not hosted by a recognized business or organization.

    There is no change to hours for restaurants and licensed establishments. They must stop service at 10 p.m. and close at 11 p.m. There will be no exceptions to close later when there are special sports events, such as Super Bowl. These hours also apply to all types of gatherings hosted by recognized businesses and organizations as appropriate.

    Sports teams and individual competitors are still restricted to playing and competing with other teams and people with whom they routinely play or compete.
     
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    Today's press release

    As of today, Feb. 6, Nova Scotia has seven active cases of COVID-19. No new cases are being reported today.

    Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 1,353 Nova Scotia tests on Feb. 5.
     
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    Potential Exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Western Zone

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 05:38PM

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in the Western Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

    Out of an abundance of caution and given the current testing capacity available, anyone who worked or visited the following locations on the specified dates and times should immediately visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

    If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result.

    • Walmart New Minas (9097 Commercial St, New Minas) on Feb. 3 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Feb. 17.
     
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    Today's press release

    As of today, Feb. 7, Nova Scotia has eight active cases of COVID-19. One new case is being reported today.

    The case is in Central Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required.
     
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