214 new COVID cases
Today, February 20, Nova Scotia is reporting 54 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 54 people in hospital, 51 were admitted during the Omicron wave.
There are also two other groups of people in hospital related to COVID-19:
135 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
177 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 19, Nova Scotia Health Authority labs completed 1,881 tests. An additional 214 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being reported.
There are 61 cases in Central Zone, 45 cases in Eastern Zone, 53 cases in Northern Zone and 55 cases in Western Zone.