Today, November 26, Nova Scotia is reporting 14 new cases of COVID-19. Nova Scotia has 114 active cases of COVID-19.
Twelve new cases are in Central Zone. One case is in Northern Zone and the other case is in Western Zone.
“New restrictions have come into effect today in much of Halifax Regional Municipality and parts of Hants County to help us to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Premier Stephen McNeil.
“Please make yourself familiar with the new restrictions. We all have a responsibility to follow public health measures and keep each other safe.”
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,253 Nova Scotia tests yesterday.
Eight hundred fifty six rapid tests were administered in Halifax yesterday with five positive results. The people with positive results were told to self-isolate and have been referred for a standard test.
“We’ve seen a great uptake for asymptomatic testing among Halifax bar staff and patrons. People are showing us how much they care about their communities by going to these pop-up rapid testing locations,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health.
“This has allowed us to detect a few cases among asymptomatic people early on and helps to stop the spread of the virus.”