Testing

COVID-19: 86 new cases in Nova Scotia, the lowest number since April

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Nova Scotia reported 86 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the lowest number of single-day cases the province has seen since the end of April. The province also reported more than 100 new recoveries since Friday, and the number of active cases has dropped to 1,509. “I’m pleased to …

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Nova Scotia reports record-breaking 148 cases of COVID-19

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Nova Scotia health officials reported a record-breaking 148 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as Public Health works to clear a backlog of tens of thousands of tests. The previous record of single-day cases was on Tuesday, when 96 cases were reported. Out of the new cases, 129 are in …

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Differences in N.B., N.S. testing rates a matter of strategy, circumstance: epidemiologists

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

When Nova Scotia reported a record number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, it also set a new high water mark for tests. The province reported 96 new cases Tuesday, with chief medical officer Dr. Robert Strang saying that about 20,000 tests were processed the previous day. In New Brunswick, …

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Lethbridge shelter working to keep guests safe during COVID-19 outbreak – Lethbridge

Lethbridge shelter working to keep guests safe during COVID-19 outbreak - Lethbridge

Alberta Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Lethbridge Shelter and Resource Centre on Nov. 26. As of Thursday, the province says there have been 27 cases linked to the facility, 14 of which are currently active. The shelter, operated by Alpha House, has instated a variety of COVID-19 …

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Nova Scotia introduces booking for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing – Halifax

Nova Scotia introduces booking for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing - Halifax

Nova Scotia will begin accepting bookings for asymptomatic testing of COVID-19 on Tuesday. The province says it is a procedure mainly recommended for people who have had a lot of close social interaction or many social contacts. “This is an opportunity for Nova Scotians to help keep each other …

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Walmart in Trenton – Kingston

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Walmart in Trenton - Kingston

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at a Walmart in Trenton. According to Dr. Piotr Oglaza, the medical officer of health, HPEPH has confirmed four cases of the coronavirus at the business. Read more: COVID-19 outbreak confirmed at Procter and Gamble plant in Belleville …

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Nova Scotia reports 16 new coronavirus cases, 1 recovery Wednesday

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Nova Scotia has reported 16 new cases of novel coronavirus on Wednesday. All are located in the province’s central zone. The new figures — which were released late on Wednesday afternoon — mean there are now 102 active cases in the province. Although nowhere near as large as the …

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COMMENTARY: It’s not too late for a creative and aggressive testing and tracing strategy – National

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We may be at the point now in Canada where anything short of more restrictive lockdown measures will be unable to stem the rising tide of COVID-19 cases. It’s frustrating, too, because it feels like we’ve backed ourselves into this corner where we have very limited and unpalatable options. …

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N.B. reports no new coronavirus cases, 4 recoveries

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New Brunswick is reporting no new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday and four additional recoveries from the virus. That means there are now 17 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Read more: New Brunswick reports 1 new case of COVID-19 on Monday All New Brunswick regions …

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Neighbours to Kelowna’s new COVID-19 testing facility voice concerns

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Residents of the quiet, largely residential neighbourhood a block off of Ethel Street and Cadder Avenue were surprised to learn that they’ve got a new neighbour: a COVID-19 testing site. “These people have set up a highly infectious testing zone across the street from my house without even confronting …

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