Three COVID deaths and 29 new hospital admissions
Nova Scotia is reporting 29 new hospital admissions and 19 discharges since the last update on January 7th.
Nova Scotia is also reporting three deaths related to COVID-19:
a man in his 60s in Eastern Zone
a man in his 70s in Northern Zone
a man in his 80s in Central zone.
All three contracted COVID-19 during the Omicron wave.
“The Omicron wave has taken three Nova Scotians, and I’m devastated for the loved ones they are leaving behind,” said Premier Tim Houston. “This is exactly why restrictions are needed – as another layer to protect those who are most vulnerable to severe disease. So please, do your part to keep your family, friends and community members safe.”
There are 59 people in hospital with two in ICU.
Their ages range from 31 to 100 years old, and the average age is 69.
Of the 59 in hospital, 55 were admitted during the Omicron wave.
Nova Scotia Health Authority labs completed 4,063 tests.
An additional 816 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being reported.
There are 526 cases in Central Zone, 110 cases in Eastern Zone, 70 cases in Northern Zone and 110 cases in Western Zone.
As of today, there are an estimated 6,906 active cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.