Ten Nova Scotians died from COVID-19 the week ending Sept. 5, the province's updated COVID-19 dashboard showed Thursday.
There were an average of 141 daily COVID-19 cases confirmed by PCR testing during that time, down from 187 last week. Five people died of COVID-19 in the previous reporting period. The median age for deaths is 83.
There were 33 new hospital admissions due to COVID-19.
Nova Scotia: COVID-19 hospitalizations
The IWK Children's Hospital is reporting there are fewer than five children are in hospital being treated for COVID-19.
There are 39 staff members off work due to COVID-19, including 23 who are self-isolating.
Nova Scotia: Weekly COVID-19 deaths
In July, the province limited who can access to PCR tests to select groups who are symptomatic, including people over 50, front-line health care workers and immunocompromised people. People who test positive on a rapid test can no longer have their result confirmed via a PCR test.
Nova Scotia: Daily new COVID-19 cases
Patients sick with COVID-19 who are admitted to hospital in Nova Scotia are no longer being treated separately from patients who don't have it.
Since March 2020, there have been 507 COVID-19 deaths in Nova Scotia.
N.S. Health staff off work due to COVID-19
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