News release

79 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, February 14.

Today, February 12, Nova Scotia is reporting 79 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit.

There are 14 people in ICU. The age range of those in hospital is 9-93 years old, and the median age is 65. Of the 79 people in hospital, 73 were admitted during the Omicron wave.

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

  • 133 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
  • 147 people who contracted COVID-19 after being admitted to hospital.

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

On February 11, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) labs completed 2,222 tests. An additional 309 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being reported.

There are 122 cases in Central Zone, 86 cases in Western Zone, 51 cases in Eastern Zone, and 50 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 February 20, 2022

Additional Resources:

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