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Oct. 20 update: Nova Scotia reports no new COVID-19 cases, one resolved case

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Nova Scotia has five active COVID-19 cases. - File

Nova Scotia is reporting no new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. 

The number of active cases dropped to five, with one case considered resolved as of Tuesday. The total number of resolved cases is now 1,027. All active cases are in the province's central zone, which includes the Halifax area, Eastern Shore and West Hants.

On Tuesday, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 552 Nova Scotia tests.

To date, Nova Scotia has 105,651 negative test results, 1,097 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths.

Numbers from the Atlantic bubble

New Brunswick has 95 active cases, with no new cases reported Tuesday. 

Newfoundland and Labrador has 11 active cases as of Tuesday. The province reported no new cases on Oct. 20.  

Prince Edward Island reported one new case Tuesday, bringing the number of active cases in the province to three. The individual is a rotational worker who had been travelling outside the Atlantic bubble for work. 

COVID-19 symptoms

Anyone who is currently experiencing or has experienced within the last 48 hours one of the following symptoms should visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca  for a self-assessment:

  • new or worsening cough
  • fever (i.e. chills or sweats)

People should also visit the website if they are experiencing two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

  • sore throat
  • runny nose or nasal congestion
  • headache
  • shortness of breath

People can also call 811 if they can't access the website or if they wish to speak to a nurse. Anyone experiencing symptoms should self-isolate until they receive advice from Public Health on what to do next.

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