COVID-19 outbreak at Inverness hospital
Officials with the Nova Scotia Health Authority are reporting a new COVID-19 outbreak at a local hospital.
Fewer than five patients at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital have tested positive.
All patients are being closely monitored and other infection prevention and control measures are being put in place.
Another hospital outbreak is growing.
There are six additional patients testing positive at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
11 patients have tested positive at that hospital.
The province also announced 745 new cases.
The majority are in the Central Zone.
There are 48 people in hospital with nine in ICU.
Their ages range from 26 to 94 years old, and the average age is 68.
Of the 48 in hospital, 44 were admitted during the Omicron wave.
The vaccination status of those in hospital is:
4 (8.3 per cent) people have had a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine
28 (58.3 per cent) are fully vaccinated (two doses)
2 (4.2 per cent) are partially vaccinated
14 (29.2 per cent) are unvaccinated.
It is important to note that only 10 per cent of Nova Scotians are unvaccinated.