Nova Scotia reported one new COVID-19 death within the latest reporting week, which ran from Nov. 8 to Nov. 14, as well as 15 more deaths from a previous a previous reporting period the province didn't specify.
The 15 deaths were listed in a recently added category on Nova Scotia's COVID-19 dashboard that launched on the dashboard on Nov. 3. The province said deaths reported in this category could be from any past reporting period.
The province also reported a daily average of 79 positive PCR tests for a total of 552.
The province reported 552 new cases confirmed by PCR tests for that same time period — a daily average of 79. This is down from last week, when there were 671 PCR-confirmed cases.
Nova Scotia Health reported 238 people in hospital with COVID-19 on Thursday. That is down from 264 the previous week.
Of those 238 people:
32 were in hospital for COVID-19 (including five people in ICU).
130 were in hospital for something else but have COVID-19.
76 patients contracted COVID-19 after admission.
The IWK Health Centre reported fewer than five hospitalizations on Thursday.
Health-care staff off work
Nova Scotia Health said there were 133 employees off work Thursday due to being diagnosed with COVID-19, awaiting test results or being exposed to a member of their household who tested positive.
The IWK reported 22 employees off work due to COVID-19 on Thursday.
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