Nova Scotia's deputy chief medical officer of health says the province may be past the peak of the current COVID-19 wave.
In a teleconference Thursday, Dr. Shelley Deeks said the province was reporting a daily average of 1,073 new cases, down from 1,152 a week ago.
Deeks said looking at case numbers and outbreaks in long-term care homes, COVID-19 cases appear to be stabilizing.
"This has been the largest wave so far," she said.
Nova Scotia: Daily new COVID-19 cases
Deeks said it will likely take another month before the numbers decrease significantly.
Nova Scotia: COVID-19 hospitalizations
The province also announced 84 new hospital admissions due to COVID-19 for the seven-day period ending Monday. Thirteen people died during that period.
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SInce the start of the Omicron-fuelled COVID-19 wave that began in December, the province said the average age of people who have died is 80.
Nova Scotia: Weekly COVID-19 deaths
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