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503 new COVID-19 cases


Today, January 29, Nova Scotia is reporting 87 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit.

Sixteen people are in ICU.


The age range of those in hospital is 1-100 years old, and the average age is 67.


Of the 87 people in hospital, 83 were admitted during the Omicron wave.


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


  • 112 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

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


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


On January 28, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) labs completed 3,670 tests.


An additional 503 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being reported.


There are 234 cases in Central Zone, 67 cases in Eastern Zone, 78 cases in Northern Zone and 124 cases in Western Zone.

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