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Three more COVID-19 deaths announced Wednesday


Today, January 26, Nova Scotia is reporting 16 new hospital admissions and five discharges.

Nova Scotia is also reporting three deaths related to COVID-19:


  • a woman in her 80s in Central Zone

  • a man in his 80s in Central Zone

  • a man in his 90s in Eastern Zone.


There are 91 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit.


That includes 15 people in ICU.


The age range of those in hospital is 6-100 years old.


The average age is 67, and the average length of stay of people admitted to hospital due to COVID-19 is 7.3 days.


Of the 91 people in hospital, 88 were admitted during the Omicron wave.


The vaccination status of those in hospital is:


  • 18 (19.8 per cent) people have had a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

  • 53 (58.2 per cent) are fully vaccinated (two doses)

  • 3 (3.3 per cent) are partially vaccinated

  • 17 (18.7 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:


  • 100 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

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


Vaccine Coverage:

As of January 25, 2,064,132 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.


Of those, 91 per cent of Nova Scotians have received their first dose, and 83.4 per cent have received their second dose.


As well, 46.8 per cent of Nova Scotians 18 and older have received a booster dose, and seven per cent have booked a booster dose appointment.


Cases and Testing:

On January 25, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) labs completed 3,602 tests.


An additional 346 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being reported.


There are 164 cases in Central Zone, 56 cases in Eastern Zone, 35 cases in Northern Zone and 91 cases in Western Zone.


As of today, there are an estimated 4,353 active cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.

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