N.S. announces 2 new presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing total cases to 14

HALIFAX —
Nova Scotia has announced two new presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 14.

Of the 14 COVID-19 cases, nine are presumptive positives and five are confirmed.

The province says both of the new presumptive cases are travel-related.

The 14 individuals range in age from their early 30s to mid-70s. They are all in self-isolation and are recovering at home.

Premier Stephen McNeil, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang, and Community Services Minister Kelly Regan will be providing an update Thursday at 3 p.m., which will be streamed live on CTVNewsAtlantic.ca.

Public Health has been in contact with those affected and is working to identify others who may have been in close contact with them.

Those individuals are also being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

The province is no longer indicating where exactly the cases are located, but the government says northern Nova Scotia is the only region without a case of COVID-19 at this time.

Nova Scotia says it is testing daily and, as of Thursday, there were 1,373 negative test results.

Nova Scotians who have travelled outside Canada, or have been in close contact with someone who has travelled internationally, and are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are now being asked to complete an online questionnaire before calling 811. 

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