N.S. reports 1 new COVID-19 death in last two weeks, increase in hospitalizations, new cases
Nova Scotia reports one new COVID-19-related death in its weekly report Thursday, covering a two-week period.
The province also reports 19 new deaths from previous reporting periods.
According to health officials, 12 new deaths were reported between December 20, 2022 and December 26, 2022, one of which occurred during this reporting period.
Seven new deaths were reported between December 27, 2022 and January 3, none of which occurred within that week.
Data released on Thursday covers the period between December 20, 2022 and January 3 due to a pause in holiday coverage.
As of March 2020, the province has reported 694 deaths related to the virus.
As of December 2021, the median age of a person who has died from the virus in Nova Scotia is 83.
The province says 76 people were hospitalized due to COVID-19 during the two-week period.
Of the new hospital admissions, 35 occurred between December 20, 2022 and December 26, 2022, while 41 occurred between December 27, 2022 and January 3.
The median age of a person hospitalized with COVID-19 in Nova Scotia is 75.
According to Nova Scotia Health:
As of Thursday, 34 people were hospitalized due to COVID-19, up from 25 patients in the health agency’s last update two weeks ago. As of Thursday, there were another 99 people hospitalized who were admitted for something other than COVID-19 but have tested positive for the virus. One hundred and thirteen patients are in the hospital who contracted COVID-19 after being admitted. On Thursday, one person was treated in intensive care. NS HEALTH STAFF
On Thursday, the health agency said 94 Nova Scotia Health employees were out of work because they were diagnosed as positive for COVID-19, awaited the results of a COVID-19 test, or were exposed to a member of their household who tested positive for the Virus tested was virus.
The following number of Nova Scotia Health employees are disabled in each zone on Thursday:
15 in the West Zone 53 in the Central Zone Nine in the North Zone 17 in the East Zone NEW CASES
Nova Scotia reports 1,553 new PCR-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 14 days, up from 584 cases two weeks ago.
Of the new cases, 687 were confirmed between December 20, 2022 and December 26, 2022, while 866 were reported between December 27, 2022 and January 3, according to the province.
To date, 82 percent of Nova Scotians have received at least two or more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, 3.3 percent have had at least one dose, and 14.7 percent have not been vaccinated against COVID-19.
This week’s full COVID-19 data report is available online.