12 Nova Scotia long-term care homes experiencing COVID outbreaks – CBC

N.S. Health only discloses the name of 1 home in Cape Breton

Nov 17, 2022

There are 12 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care homes in the province, according to the Department of Seniors and Long-Term Care.

They come at a time when COVID cases and hospitalizations have increased and deaths have decreased compared to September.

In October, all 27 reported deaths were people 70 or older, and 12 of them were living in a long-term care facility.

The department said a long-term care facility is considered to have an outbreak when there are two or more connected cases reported.

Department spokesperson Khalehla Perrault declined an interview request and wouldn’t say where the outbreaks are, citing privacy concerns.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/12-nova-scotia-long-term-care-homes-experiencing-covid-outbreaks-1.6655147

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