COVID-19 update: Four deaths, 15 hospital admissions, 12 discharges
73 people in hospital with COVID-19; 70 were admitted during Omicron wave
January 17, 2022, 4:24 pm ASTLast Updated: January 17, 2022, 4:24 pm
Four more people have died in Nova Scotia of COVID-19, the province announced on Monday.
The province also reported 15 new hospitalizations and 12 discharges.
The ages of those who died range from a man his 40s to a woman in her 90s.
There are now 73 people in the hospital with COVID-19, with 13 of them in intensive care. Only three were in hospital prior to the Omicron wave. The average age of hospitalization is 67. The average length of stay of those admitted to hospital due to COVID-19 is six days
The province estimated there are 5,736 active cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia Monday, and there were 495 new cases reported among the 2,295 lab tests completed. Of those new cases, 27 in the Central Zone, 89 in the Eastern Zone, 31 in the Northern Zone and 148 cases in Western Zone.
“I’m saddened to learn that four more Nova Scotians lost their lives because of this virus, and I offer my deepest condolences to those grieving,” said Premier Tim Houston in a statement from the province. He urged citizens to limit non-essential activities and to “stay vigilant.”
Eight (11 per cent) of those in the hospital have had a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, 45 (61.6 per cent) are fully vaccinated and five (6.8 per cent) are partially vaccinated.
Fifteen, or 20.5 per cent of those in hospital, are unvaccinated, even though unvaccinated people make up less than 10 per cent of the population in Nova Scotia.
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