COVID Still Climbing in Nova Scotia
Stats continue to show an increase in new COVID cases across Nova Scotia.
Dr. Robert Strang says, “The data in this week's report is not unexpected.” The Chief Medical Officer of Health added, "We continue to see the impact of the first and second phases of our reopening reflected in the increase in PCR positive tests. This is always our earliest indicator. We will be closely monitoring the impact on hospitalizations in the weeks ahead.”
Between March 16 and 22, there were 13 deaths and 36 new hospital admissions.
People aged 65 or older, and those who are partially vaccinated or not vaccinated at all, continue to have the highest rates of severe disease and death from COVID-19.
There are 42 people currently hospitalized for COVID-19 with a median age of 65.
Strang says, “The pandemic is not over, nor is the need to do our part as individuals to keep ourselves and others safe.” He also says, “We know that the very best line of defence against Omicron and the BA.2 variant is vaccine; and in particular, for adults, a booster dose.”
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