N.S. reports 22 COVID-19 deaths, 2nd highest weekly count since pandemic began – CBC

Daily case average continues to drop and stands at 488 new cases

May 05, 2022

Nova Scotia continues to report a high number of COVID-19 deaths in its latest weekly report released Thursday.

While COVID cases appear to be decreasing, data for the latest seven-day period shows the second highest number of COVID deaths reported since the pandemic began.

There were 22 deaths reported to Public Health between April 25 and May 2. The week before had 24 deaths, the highest since the pandemic began.

In that time period, there were also 3,415 new PCR-confirmed cases. The daily case average stands at 488 new cases, down from 777 a week ago and 1,073 the week before.

Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, said the peak of the sixth wave is past, but the case numbers are still high and COVID is still in the community, along with various other respiratory viruses, including influenza.

He urged people to continue using masks and to stay home when they feel unwell.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/covid-weekly-update-may-5-1.6442151

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