N.S. reports 54 people in COVID-19 hospital unit, 214 new infections


HALIFAX – Health officials in Nova Scotia say 54 people are in hospital due to COVID-19.

Those patients are receiving specialized care in a designated COVID-19 unit, including 12 who are in intensive care.

Health officials did not include data on new hospital admissions and discharges in a news release issued Sunday.

There are also 135 people who were admitted to hospital for other reasons and then tested positive for novel coronavirus, as well as 177 people who contracted the virus while in hospital.

An additional 214 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 are also being reported.

Officials identified 61 new cases in the Halifax area, 55 in the province’s western zone, 53 in the northern zone and 45 in the eastern zone.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 20, 2022.


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