N.S. reports two new cases of COVID-19, as care home still has 16 sick residents
|Toronto Star 22 May 2020 at 17:29|
In Friday’s report, the province said the Northwood long-term care facility in Halifax — where 52 of the province’s 58 deaths have occurred — currently has 16 residents and four staff with active cases.
Northwood, the largest long-term care home east of Montreal, has been the site of Nova Scotia’s worst outbreak.
The premier has said the virus entered the facility through asymptomatic people and spread among the more than 400 residents.
He said that there will be a “conversation” about how to prevent a similar outbreak in the future.
Meanwhile, the province announced Friday the list of symptoms that should prompt individuals to seek approval for a COVID-19 has been expanded — a change that has been implemented in all provinces.
“As we move out of the first pandemic wave, it remains important to test anyone who has symptoms that could be due to COVID-19,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health.
Individuals who present with any one of the following symptoms are being asked to check the province’s 811 website to determine if they should call for further assessment: