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Aug. 3 update: No new COVID-19 cases reported in Nova Scotia

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February shows the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19.
The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is seen in a microscopic image. - File



The most recent tests have turned up no new COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 215 tests Sunday, the Health Department said in a news release Monday. 

The negative results came the day after the province reported two travel-related cases and warnings about potential exposure on a Westjet flight and at a Halifax playground. 

The Nova Scotia Health Authority initially said the playground was located at the Maritime Muslim Academic but it issued a correction and apology Monday saying the playground was located next door at a municipal park. 

To date, Nova Scotia has 64,412 negative test results, 1,071 positive COVID-19 cases, 1,005 resolved cases and 64 deaths.  

There are now two active cases compared to four reported Sunday. 

- Nova Scotia Health Department
- Nova Scotia Health Department

Anyone who experiences symptoms of fever, cough or worsening cough, sore throat, headache, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sneezing, nasal congestion, hoarse voice, diarrhea, unusual fatigue, loss of smell or taste or red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes, or fingers is encouraged to visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if a further call to 811 for additional assessment is required.

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has traveled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

For more information, go to novascotia.ca/coronavirus

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