Nova Scotia's average COVID-19 cases dip slightly, 13 deaths announced

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Nova Scotia provided its weekly COVID-19 statistics update Thursday. After steady increases in case counts over the last few weeks, the numbers dipped slightly. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press - image credit)
Nova Scotia provided its weekly COVID-19 statistics update Thursday. After steady increases in case counts over the last few weeks, the numbers dipped slightly. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press - image credit)

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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