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Nova Scotia reports 11 deaths from COVID-19 in latest weekly update

Eleven Nova Scotians died from COVID-19 the week of Aug. 9-15, the province's updated COVID-19 dashboard showed Thursday. But daily average case numbers and new hospitalizations decreased.

Daily case average from Aug. 9-15 dipped slightly from previous week

This file photos shows medical staff in the ICU at the Humber River Hospital in Toronto turn a COVID-19 patient who is intubated and on a ventilator from his back to his stomach. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

Eleven Nova Scotians died from COVID-19 the week of Aug. 9-15, the province's updated COVID-19 dashboard showed Thursday.

There were an average of 206 daily COVID-19 cases during that time, a decrease from 249 the previous week. Five deaths from COVID-19 were reported last week.

New hospital admissions due to COVID-19 were 40, down from 46 a week ago.

Nova Scotia Health reported Thursday that:

  • 50 patients are in hospital being treated for COVID-19, seven of whom are in intensive care.
  • 127 patients in hospital have COVID-19 but are being treated for something else.
  • 94 patients in hospital contracted COVID-19 after being admitted to hospital.

Nova Scotia Health reported 240 employees off work on Thursday due to being diagnosed as positive for COVID-19, awaiting results of a COVID-19 test, or being exposed to a member of their household who tested positive for COVID-19.

The IWK Children's Hospital is reporting there are fewer than five children are in hospital being treated for COVID-19.

Fifty-six staff members at the hospital are off work due to COVID-19 and 11 are self-isolating.

On July 6, the province limited who can access to PCR tests to select groups who are symptomatic, including people over 50, front-line health care workers and immunocompromised people. People who test positive on a rapid test can no longer have their result confirmed via a PCR test.

Patients sick with COVID-19 who are admitted to hospital in Nova Scotia are no longer being treated separately from patients who don't have it.

Since March 2020, there have been 484 COVID-19 deaths in Nova Scotia.

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