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3,682 COVID tests completed and 502 come back positive


Today, January 22, Nova Scotia is reporting 82 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit.

Eleven people are in ICU. The age range of those in hospital is 23-100 years old, and the average age is 67.


Of the 82 people in hospital, 79 were admitted during the Omicron wave.

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


  • 84 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

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


On January 21, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) labs completed 3,682 tests.


An additional 502 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being reported.


There are 219 cases in Central Zone, 88 cases in Eastern Zone, 59 cases in Northern Zone and 136 cases in Western Zone.

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