COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise across Atlantic Canada – CBC

On Thursday, Nova Scotia reported 44 people in hospital, double the number from two weeks ago

Jul 21, 2022

All four provinces across Atlantic Canada are reporting an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations as experts warn a seventh wave of the pandemic is rolling across the region.

On Thursday, Nova Scotia reported 44 people were hospitalized due to COVID-19 symptoms from July 12 to 18. That is double the number hospitalized just two weeks ago.

On Tuesday, P.E.I reported its highest number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began. A record 41 people are in hospital with COVID-19, including one in ICU.

In New Brunswick, the number of COVID-19 hospital admissions has doubled in the past week. Thirty people were newly admitted to hospital because of the virus between July 10 and July 16, up from 15 the previous week.

Newfoundland and Labrador has also seen a surge in hospital admissions, according to the latest figures released Wednesday. The province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald has said she expects an increase in hospitalizations as the Omicron subvariant BA.5 circulates around the globe.

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