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Visitor constraints counted to more N.S. hospitals; PCR test results postponed

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Key takeaways: 

  • 2 Halifax-area clinics and 1 in Truro are restricting visitors due to COVID-19 action.
  • The QEII Health Sciences Centre is entering the list of N.S. hospitals restricting visitors to one per individual, but in particular circumstances.

Nova Scotia hospitals imposing visitor restrictions: 

Three more additional Nova Scotia clinics are getting in visitor constraints to aid prevent the spread of COVID-19.

According to a release from Nova Scotia Health, the modifications made at the QEII Health Sciences Centre and Dartmouth General Hospital are due to “COVID-19 activity.”

As of Saturday, in-patients at both buildings can have only one constant visitor, besides for the following cases:

  • anaesthetic care and other patients closing end of life.
  • patients acquiring medical aid in dying.
  • kids under 18 pursuing treatment and/or admitted to hospital. 
  • outpatients, including patients coming to the hospital for emergency and ambulatory care clinics, appointments or procedures who require help to obtain care due to physical, intellectual, cognitive and emotional conditions.
  • patients needing help for necessary treatment conclusions such as organ transplantation, initiation of hemodialysis, and at the discretion of the clinical team.

The exact rules were got in at Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro on Friday, but those in-patients are also permitted an additional exemption for labour and birth.

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Nova Scotia hospitals impose tighter constraints for visitors

There is no date on when the limitations for the three facilities will complete.

Update prepared for Sunday

As of Friday, 34 were in the clinic with COVID-19, including four individuals in intensive care. Nova Scotia registered 618 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Friday and calculated there were 5,117 active cases of the virus.

The area will not be releasing COVID-19 statistics on Saturday but prepares an abbreviated update on Sunday and Monday.

These clinics are the latest to get in limitations that started in current weeks at four other clinics across the region.

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