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542 new COVID-19 cases


Nova Scotia Health Authority labs completed 4,436 tests.


An additional 542 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being reported.


There are 271 cases in Central Zone, 130 cases in Eastern Zone, 42 cases in Northern Zone and 99 cases in Western Zone.


As of today, there are an estimated 6,620 active cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.


Nova Scotia is reporting five new hospital admissions and five discharges.


There are 59 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit.


That includes seven people in ICU.


The age range of those in hospital is 0-100 years old, and the average age is 67.


Of the 59 people in hospital, 56 were admitted during the Omicron wave.


The average length of stay of those admitted to hospital due to COVID-19 is six days.


The vaccination status of those in hospital is:

  • 7 (11.9 per cent) people have had a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

  • 31 (52.5 per cent) are fully vaccinated (two doses)

  • 3 (5.1 per cent) are partially vaccinated

  • 18 (30.5 per cent) are unvaccinated.


It is important to note that less than 10 per cent of Nova Scotians are unvaccinated.


Hospital Outbreaks:

The NSHA is reporting three new outbreaks in hospitals, at:

  • Northside General Hospital in North Sydney

  • two separate wards at Colchester East Hants Health Centre


Fewer than 10 patients at each facility have tested positive.

NSHA is also reporting additional cases related to the outbreaks in six hospitals.


The additional cases involved are:

  • one additional patient at Dartmouth General Hospital; fewer than five patients have tested positive

  • one additional patient in a ward at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital; fewer than 10 patients have tested positive

  • one additional patient in a separate ward at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital; a total of 15 patients have now tested positive

  • one additional patient in a separate ward at Northside General Hospital; a total of 11 patients have now tested positive

  • one additional patient in a separate ward at Northside General Hospital; fewer than 10 patients have tested positive

  • one additional patient in a separate ward at Northside General Hospital; fewer than five patients have tested positive


All patients are being closely monitored and other infection prevention and control measures are being put in place.

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