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200 new COVID-19 cases


Today, February 19, Nova Scotia is reporting 60 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit.


There are 12 people in ICU.


The age range of those in hospital is 0 to 93 years old, and the median age is 63.


Of the 60 people in hospital, 57 were admitted during the Omicron wave.


There are also two other groups of people in hospital related to COVID-19:


  • 128 people who were identified as positive upon arrival at hospital but were admitted for another medical reason, or were admitted for COVID-19 but no longer require specialized care

  • 165 people who contracted COVID-19 after being admitted to hospital.


The number of COVID-19 hospital admissions and discharges is not available today.


On February 18, Nova Scotia Health Authority labs completed 1,633 tests.


An additional 200 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being reported.


There are 91 cases in Central Zone, 41 cases in Eastern Zone, 33 cases in Northern Zone and 35 cases in Western Zone.


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