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COVID-19 Update: Five deaths, 15 hospital admissions, 362 new cases

One new outbreak reported in Halifax long-term care facility

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Premier Tim Houston sits at a large desk. Dr. Robert Strang is projected onto a screen above him.
caption Dr. Robert Strang and Premier Tim Houston at a COVID-19 update on Jan. 19.

The province reported five deaths from COVID-19 on Monday: a woman in her 60s, two men in their 70s, a man in his 90s and a woman in her 90s.

Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston offered his condolences to the families.

“This has been a tragic weekend. My heart is breaking for the loved ones, friends and families of the five Nova Scotians who have died. This is an awful reminder of how serious COVID-19 can be and we need to do better to protect everyone from this virus.

“Please get vaccinated and get your booster as soon as you can, slow down your activities and follow all of the public health measures in place.”

The province reported one new outbreak of three positive cases at Northwood in Halifax, and additional cases at two hospitals with outbreaks – seven cases at Yarmouth Regional Hospital (bringing the total number of positive patients to 14), and one case at the Victoria General site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre (bringing the total number of positive patients to 10.)

Fifteen more people have been admitted to hospitals across the province, bringing the number of those hospitalized with COVID-19 up to 92. Of that, 14 are in ICU. The average age of those hospitalized is 67.

There are two other groups of hospitalized people with COVID-19; ninety-three people who were admitted for a different reason but tested positive on arrival, and 119 who contracted COVID while at the hospital.

The province reported 362 new cases on Monday, bringing the number of active cases up to 4,470.

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