15 new COVID-19 cases reported in Nova Scotia Thursday

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Fifteen new COVID-19 cases were reported in Nova Scotia Thursday.

Officials say the 12 new cases in the Central Zone include seven close contacts of previous cases, three travel-related cases and two cases that are being investigated.

The remaining cases are in the Eastern Zone and include two close contacts of previous cases and a travel-related case.

In addition to these, government is reporting an additional case connected to Citadel High School in Halifax that came in after the reporting cut-off and will be included in Friday's case data.

The school is closed to students until Monday to allow for testing of close contacts and students will continue with remote learning on Friday.

Public Health says it will contact any close contacts of the positive case and is recommending all students and staff be tested for COVID-19 out of an abundance of caution, even if they are symptom free.

Nova Scotia has 147 active cases of COVID-19, including 10 people in hospital, and six who are receiving treatment in ICU.


Potential exposure sites released Thursday

Anyone who worked at or visited the following locations on the specified dates and times should visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access, or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

For the following locations, if you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result, as are the other members of your household.

  • Sobeys (3650 Hammonds Plains Road, Upper Tantallon) on May 31 between 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including June 14.
  • Sobeys (612 Main Street, Dartmouth) on:
    • June 1 between 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
    • June 2 between 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
    • It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including June 16.
  • Tommy Hilfiger – Dartmouth Crossing (102 Hector Gate, Dartmouth) on June 2 between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including June 16.
  • Winners – Halifax Shopping Centre (6970 Mumford Road, Halifax) on June 4 between 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including June 18.
  • Atlantic Superstore (1075 Barrington Street, Halifax) on June 7 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including June 21.
  • Lawtons – Scotia Square (5201 Duke Street, Halifax) on June 8 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including June 22.
  • Salvation Army (3667 Strawberry Hill Street, Halifax) on June 9 between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including June 23.

Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, any passengers who were on the following transit routes for at least 15 minutes on the named dates and times are required to self-isolate while waiting for their test result. If you get a negative result, you do not need to keep self-isolating, however, you are asked to get retested 6-8 and 12-14 days after this exposure. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.

  • Halifax Transit Route #09B (Herring Cove), which runs from Scotia Square to Herring Cove, on June 4 between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 18.
  • Halifax Transit Route #001 (Spring Garden), which runs from Mumford Terminal to Bridge Terminal, on June 4 between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 18.
  • Halifax Transit Route #007 (Robie), which runs in a loop from the northern end of Novalea Drive through downtown to South Street and back on Robie Street, on June 4 between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 18.
  • Halifax Transit Route #010 (Dalhousie), which runs from Dalhousie University to Main Street in Dartmouth, on June 4 between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 18.
  • Halifax Transit Route #010 (Dalhousie), which runs from Dalhousie University to Main Street in Dartmouth, on June 8 between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 22.
  • Halifax Transit Route #014 (Leiblin Park), which runs from Scotia Square to the top of Leiblin Drive, on June 8 between 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 22.