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COVID-19 update: 5 more deaths, two new outbreaks at long-term care facilities

Tuesday marks second straight day that five deaths have been reported

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The entrance of the Halifax Infirmary emergency department is seen at night. A woman wearing a maxk walks away from the doors.
caption The entrance to the Halifax Infirmary emergency department is seen on Jan. 22. Nova Scotia reported five deaths due to COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Lane Harrison

Nova Scotia reported five more deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday; a woman in her 70s, three men in their 80s and one woman in her 80s.

Tuesday marked the second consecutive day of five deaths reported  – the most since the Omicron wave started.

The province also reported two new outbreaks in long-term care facilities: two residents and one staff member at Villa Acadienne in Meteghan, and two staff members at My Cape Breton Home for Seniors (Westmount) in North Sydney.

There were 11 new hospitalizations and nine discharges, bringing the number of those hospitalized with COVID-19 up to 92. Of those 92, 18.5 per cent (17) are unvaccinated and 59.8 per cent (55) are vaccinated with two doses. Notably, less than 10 per cent of all Nova Scotians are unvaccinated. 

Not included in these hospitalizations are 92 more people who came to the hospital for other reasons and tested positive upon arrival and 120 people who contracted COVID-19 while at the hospital. 

Nova Scotia Health Authority reported 492 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the estimated number of active cases to 4,250.

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