92 Nova Scotians in hospital with COVID-19
Today, January 30, Nova Scotia is reporting 92 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit.
Fifteen people are in ICU.
The age range of those in hospital is 1-100 years old, and the average age is 67.
Of the 92 people in hospital, 88 were admitted during the Omicron wave.
There are also two other groups of people in hospital related to COVID-19:
117 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
139 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 29, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) labs completed 2,999 tests.
An additional 425 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being reported.
There are 211 cases in Central Zone, 52 cases in Eastern Zone, 57 cases in Northern Zone and 105 cases in Western Zone.