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Over 600 new COVID-19 cases

Today, January 21, Nova Scotia is reporting 16 new hospital admissions and three discharges.

There are 94 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit.

That includes 13 people in ICU.

The age range of those in hospital is 0-100 years old. The average age is 68 and the average length of stay of people admitted to hospital due to COVID-19 is 6.9 days.

Of the 94 people in hospital, 89 were admitted during the Omicron wave.

The vaccination status of those in hospital is:

  • 11 (11.7 per cent) people have had a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

  • 60 (63.8 per cent) are fully vaccinated (two doses)

  • 4 (4.3 per cent) are partially vaccinated

  • 19 (20.2 per cent) are unvaccinated.

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

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

  • 73 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

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

Cases and Testing:

On January 20, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) labs completed 3,975 tests.

An additional 601 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being reported.

There are 269 cases in Central Zone, 120 cases in Eastern Zone, 49 cases in Northern Zone and 163 cases in Western Zone.

As of today, there are an estimated 5,241 active cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.

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