News release

68 People in Hospital

NOTE: Nova Scotia will issue abbreviated COVID-19 news releases on the weekend. The online dashboard will not be updated again until tomorrow, January 17.

Today, January 16, Nova Scotia is reporting 68 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit.

Ten people are in ICU today. The age range of those in hospital is 0-100 years old, and the average age is 65. Of the 68 people in hospital, 65 were admitted during the Omicron wave.

There are also two other groups of people in hospital related to COVID-19:

  • 60 people who were identified as positive upon arrival at hospital but were admitted for another medical reason, or were admitted for COVID-19 but no longer require specialized care
  • 112 people who contracted COVID-19 after being admitted to hospital

The number of COVID-19 admits and discharges to hospital is not available today.

On January 15, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) labs completed 3,711 tests. An additional 696 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being reported.

There are 447 cases in Central Zone, 108 cases in Eastern Zone, 105 cases in Western Zone and 36 cases in Northern Zone.

Quick Facts:

  • a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22, 2020, and has been extended to January 23, 2022

Additional Resources:

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing poster and fact sheets at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

Information on provincewide restrictions that took effect December 22 and other public health measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 is available at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/restrictions-and-guidance/

More information on COVID-19 case data, testing and vaccines is available at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data/

More information about public health text notifications of positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts is available here: https://www.nshealth.ca/news/public-health-notifying-positive-covid-19-cases-text-advising-notify-close-contacts

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus or 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

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