Nova Scotia reports 4 COVID-19 deaths in latest update

Nova Scotia health reported two people were in intensive care with COVID-19 on Thursday. (Shutterstock - image credit)
Nova Scotia health reported two people were in intensive care with COVID-19 on Thursday. (Shutterstock - image credit)

Nova Scotia reported four 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 800 deaths related to the virus.

The province also reported 238 new cases confirmed by PCR tests, a daily average of 34 cases. This is down from the previous reporting period, when there were 264 new cases confirmed by PCR tests.

Nova Scotia Health reported 162 people in hospital with COVID-19 on Thursday. This is an increase from the previous reporting period when there were 158 people in hospital with COVID-19.

Of those 162 people:

  • 14 were in hospital for COVID-19 (including 2 people in ICU).

  • 96 were in hospital for something else but have COVID-19.

  • 52 patients contracted COVID-19 after admission.

The IWK Health Centre reported fewer than five hospitalizations on Thursday.

Nova Scotia Health said there were 79 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 16 employees off work due to COVID-19 or isolation requirements on Thursday.

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