Four COVID-19 outbreaks reported in long-term care facilities in Nova Scotia

891 new cases reported with three more in the ICU

The province is reporting four outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in Nova Scotia.

The outbreaks consist of three staff members and five residents in Wolfville Nursing Home in Wolfville; six staff and two residents at Glen Haven Manor in New Glasgow; 14 staff and 11 residents at Cove Guest Home in Sydney; and two residents at the Harbour View Hospital long-term care unit in Sydney Mines.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority also reported additional cases in the three hospitals that reported outbreaks on Thursday: one case in a ward at Northside General Hospital in North Sydney (bringing the outbreak there to 12 total patients), one case in a separate ward at Northside General Hospital (with fewer than ten cases), and one case at Cape Breton Regional Hospital (also with fewer than ten cases).

There are now 57 people hospitalized with COVID-19, all but three of whom were admitted during the Omicron wave. Ten people are in the ICU, up three from Thursday. There are also 52 people who were admitted to the hospital for other reasons and identified as positive upon arrival, and 105 people who contracted COVID-19 after being admitted to the hospital.

The province reported 891 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the estimated active cases up to 6,648.

 

Elizabeth Foster

Elizabeth Foster

Elizabeth Foster is a fourth-year journalism student from Maine. She also works as the Arts and Lifestyle editor of the Dalhousie Gazette and enjoys writing about art, music, books, and theatre.

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