Nova Scotia reported 10 COVID-19 deaths in a weekly update on Thursday, all of which are from previous reporting periods, meaning they most likely occurred within the last weeks or months.
Since March 2020, there have been 788 deaths related to the virus.
The province also reported 391 new cases confirmed by PCR tests, a daily average of 56 cases. This is up from the previous reporting period, when there were 357 new cases confirmed by PCR tests.
Nova Scotia Health reported 187 people in hospital with COVID-19 on Thursday. This is a decrease from the previous reporting period when there were 198 people in hospital with COVID-19.
Of those 187 people:
31 were in hospital for COVID-19 (including 5 people in ICU).
92 were in hospital for something else but have COVID-19.
64 patients contracted COVID-19 after admission.
The IWK Health Centre reported fewer than five hospitalizations on Thursday.
Nova Scotia Health said there were 90 employees off work Wednesday 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 23 employees off work due to COVID-19 or isolation requirements on Thursday.
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