Nova Scotia reports 10 deaths from COVID-19 in latest weekly update – CBC

Confirmed cases drops to an average of 141 a day

Sep 08, 2022

Ten Nova Scotians died from COVID-19 the week ending Sept. 5, the province’s updated COVID-19 dashboard showed Thursday.

There were an average of 141 daily COVID-19 cases confirmed by PCR testing during that time, down from 187 last week. Five people died of COVID-19 in the previous reporting period. The median age for deaths is 83.

There were 33 new hospital admissions due to COVID-19.

The IWK Children’s Hospital is reporting there are fewer than five children are in hospital being treated for COVID-19.

There are 39 staff members off work due to COVID-19, including 23 who are self-isolating.

In July, the province limited who can access to PCR tests to select groups who are symptomatic, including people over 50, front-line health care workers and immunocompromised people. People who test positive on a rapid test can no longer have their result confirmed via a PCR test.

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