Nova Scotia reports 16 COVID-19 deaths in latest weekly update – CBC

Number of patients who contracted COVID-19 after being admitted to hospital more than doubled

Oct 27, 2022

Nova Scotia reported 16 deaths in its latest weekly COVID-19 update for the seven-day period from Oct. 18 to Oct. 24, with a significant increase of people contracting the disease in hospital.

On Thursday, Nova Scotia Health reported 115 patients contracted COVID-19 after admission to hospital. Last week, the health authority reported 48 patients contracted COVID-19 after being admitted.

There were 309 people in hospital with COVID-19, the health authority said Thursday. That is up from 196 patients from the previous week’s report.

Of those 309 people:

42 were in hospital for COVID-19 (including five people in ICU).
152 were in hospital for something else but have COVID-19.
115 patients contracted COVID-19 after admission.
The IWK Health Centre reported fewer than five hospitalizations on Thursday.

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