Over 100 Nova Scotians in hospital with COVID-19
Today, February 5, Nova Scotia is reporting 102 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit.
Fourteen people are in ICU.
The age range of those in hospital is 2-95 years old, and the average age is 65.
Of the 102 people in hospital, 94 were admitted during the Omicron wave.
There are also two other groups of people in hospital related to COVID-19:
136 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.
140 people who contracted COVID-19 after being admitted to hospital.
On February 4, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) labs completed 3,253 tests.
An additional 382 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being reported.
There are 139 cases in Central Zone, 47 cases in Eastern Zone, 66 cases in Northern Zone and 130 cases in Western Zone.