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18 COVID-19 deaths reported this week

18 COVID-19 deaths reported this week

There were also 65 new hospitalizations due to the virus
Seniors feel forgotten since lifting of COVID restrictions: advocate

Seniors feel forgotten since lifting of COVID restrictions: advocate

Bill VanGorder believes there has been a big increase in discriminatory comments about seniors since the pandemic started
COVID specialist 'glad' about Nova Scotians still wanting to manage virus

COVID specialist 'glad' about Nova Scotians still wanting to manage virus

While some people no longer want to hear about COVID-19, infectious disease specialist Dr. Lisa Barrett is glad some people are still interested in properly mitigating cases
22 new COVID-19 deaths reported this week

22 new COVID-19 deaths reported this week

There were also 77 new hospitalizations due to the virus
Planning, preparation needed as COVID heads towards endemic phase: Dr. Barrett

Planning, preparation needed as COVID heads towards endemic phase: Dr. Barrett

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Lisa Barrett reminds people that COVID-19 is still travelling too much and that some people are still vulnerable
24 new COVID-19 deaths reported this week

24 new COVID-19 deaths reported this week

The province says hospital admissions due to the virus are also on the rise, however the number of PCR-confirmed cases is down
Nova Scotians 70+ can now book additional COVID-19 booster

Nova Scotians 70+ can now book additional COVID-19 booster

Boosters are also now being encouraged for kids between the ages of 12 and 17
13 COVID-19 deaths reported this week as data suggests wave may have peaked

13 COVID-19 deaths reported this week as data suggests wave may have peaked

The number of lab-confirmed cases and the number of cases linked to long-term care outbreaks are similar to last week's report
Parents call for more transparency on COVID-19 in schools

Parents call for more transparency on COVID-19 in schools

"There's the idea that parents don't need to know if there's COVID in schools, and I've never quite believed that," says N.S. Parents for Public Education's Deborah McNamara, as calls continue for more transparency from the province
Liberals want province's chief medical officer of health to have more independence

Liberals want province's chief medical officer of health to have more independence

Liberal Leader Iain Rankin says if the top doctor were no longer required to report through the Department of Health, his recommendations could be more transparent
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