Nova Scotia reports 33 COVID deaths in August

By CityNews Halifax Staff

Nova Scotia is reporting 33 deaths from COVID-19 in the month of August.

Of those, 27 or 82 per cent were 70 years or older, and 13 or 45 per cent were residents of long-term care facilities.

In its epidemiologic summary for last month, which was released today, the province is also reporting 208 hospitalizations and 6,882 PCR positive results.

In July there were 22 deaths, 226 hospitalizations and 8651 positive PCR tests.

“Deaths are subject to a lag in reporting,” the summary cautioned. “The number of deaths reported in the current and previous months should be interpreted with caution.”

It added age and lack of vaccination continue to be associated with severe outcomes.

“Unvaccinated Nova Scotians were hospitalized at nearly three times (2.9) the rate and died more than two (2.7) times the rate as those with three or more doses.”

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