N.S. reports no new COVID-19 deaths in a week for first time since January – CBC

Daily average of 240 cases for the 7-day period between July 26 and Aug. 1

Aug 04, 2022

Nova Scotia is reporting no new COVID-19 deaths for a seven-day period for the first time since Jan. 3.

In its weekly update on Thursday, the province reported a daily average of 240 new cases for the week of July 26-Aug. 1.

As of Thursday, there were 283 patients in hospitals across the province positive for COVID-19, according to Nova Scotia Health. That number includes:

33 patients admitted for treatment of COVID-19 symptoms (8 in ICU).
148 patients admitted for treatment of another health issue but tested positive for COVID-19.
102 patients who contracted COVID-19 after admission to hospital.
There were fewer than five children admitted to the IWK hospital due to COVID-19 symptoms as of Thursday. The IWK reported 72 staff off work and 15 isolating.

Nova Scotia Health reported 221 employees off work on Thursday due to being diagnosed as positive for COVID-19, awaiting results of a COVID-19 test or being exposed to a member of their household who tested positive for COVID-19.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-covid-19-update-1.6541099

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