News release

85 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 Monday, January 24.

Today, January 23, Nova Scotia is reporting 85 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit.

Eleven people are in ICU. The age range of those in hospital is 23-100 years old, and the average age is 67. Of the 85 people in hospital, 82 were admitted during the Omicron wave.

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

  • 83 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
  • 119 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 22, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) labs completed 3,063 tests. An additional 503 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being reported.

There are 256 cases in Central Zone, 76 cases in Eastern Zone, 63 cases in Northern Zone and 108 cases in Western Zone.

Quick Facts:

  • a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22, 2020, and has been extended to February 6, 2022

Additional Resources:

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters 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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