The province is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 today.
This comes after one new case reported yesterday and none on Saturday.
The province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang, says another day with no new cases is a step in the right direction.
However, he says it’s still important to follow public health measures to keep the number of new infections low.
There’s now a total of 15 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.
No one in the province is in hospital with the virus.
Some COVID-19 restrictions on sports, arts, and culture are being eased in the province, starting today.
The changes mean sports teams can start playing games again.
However, spectators are still not allowed and games or tournaments between teams that don’t normally play against each other are also not allowed.
Arts and culture performances can now take place virtually with no in-person audiences allowed.
The number of people involved in a game, practice, or rehearsal has been raised back to 50.
Other province-wide restrictions, including a limit on gatherings to a maximum of 10 people and stores operating at 50 per cent capacity, have been extended until February 7th.
The Nova Scotia Health Authority says they’re setting up two asymptomatic COVID testing sites in Cape Breton this week.
The rapid testing clinics will be at St. Theresa’s Hall in Sydney on Wednesday and at the Canada Games Complex at CBU on Thursday, from 1 to 6 PM.
Public health authorities offer rapid testing to anyone over 16 who is not showing symptoms, have not travelled or visited a potential exposure location, and have not been in contact with anyone who’s tested positive.
The NSHA says a negative result on the rapid test is not a guarantee, so it’s important to continue to wear a mask, wash your hands, maintain social distance and stick to a small social bubble.
Nova Scotia health authorities are reporting one new case of COVID-19 in the province today.
The new case is in the Central Zone, a Dalhousie University student who lives off-campus.
The student is self-isolating as required, and officials say the case is under investigation.
Two more people have recovered from the viral disease, bringing the number of known, active cases in Nova Scotia to 19.
One thousand five hundred and seventy-one Nova Scotians have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began; 65 people have died.
One thousand four hundred and eighty-seven people in the province have recovered from COVID-19.
Trails at Sydney’s Open Hearth Park are now open after dusk as lights for the pathways are operating again.
The trails were closed after dusk earlier this month as electrical outages and damaged infrastructure meant there was not enough lighting to keep the trails safe after dark..
Nova Scotia Lands says a temporary repair has been completed, and staff is now looking for a permanent solution.