Nova Scotia reports 17 COVID-19 deaths in latest weekly update, the highest number since June – CBC

Daily average of 167 positive PCR tests for 7-day period ending Oct. 17

Oct 20, 2022

Nova Scotia reported 17 deaths in its latest weekly update for the seven-day period from Oct. 11 to Oct. 17, the highest weekly number since June 6.

The province also reported 1,172 new cases confirmed by PCR tests for that same time period — a daily average of 167. This is an increase from 942 new cases reported in last week’s COVID-19 update.

On Thursday, the Nova Scotia Health Authority reported 196 people in hospital with COVID-19. Last week, the health authority reported 354 patients in hospital with COVID.

39 in hospital for COVID-19 (including six people in ICU).
109 in hospital for something else but who have COVID-19.
48 patients currently in hospital who contracted COVID-19 after admission.
The IWK reported fewer than five hospitalizations on Thursday.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-covid-19-update-october-20-2022-1.6623105

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