Three new hospital outbreaks of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia; two more in the ICU
542 new cases reported; 59 in hospital for COVID; 102 contracted disease after being admitted
January 13, 2022, 5:07 pm ASTLast Updated: January 13, 2022, 5:07 pm
There are three new COVID-19 outbreaks in Nova Scotia hospitals.
The new outbreaks, each with fewer than 10 patients testing positive, are at the Northside General Hospital in North Sydney and on two separate wards at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro.
The province says there are now 102 people in hospital who contracted COVID after being admitted.
The number of patients hospitalized and receiving specialized care in Nova Scotia for COVID is now 59. Another 46 patients were admitted to hospital for other reasons and tested positive upon arrival or were admitted for COVID-19 but no longer need specialized care.
There are seven people in intensive care units, up two from yesterday.
The province reported 542 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 Thursday. However, many Nova Scotians are no longer eligible for the PCR tests that are counted in the statistics, so the total number of cases is likely higher. The province says counting cases is less important now than tracking hospitalizations.
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