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13 COVID-19 deaths reported this week

There were also 40 new hospitalizations due to the virus
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Nova Scotia is reporting 13 new COVID-19 deaths this week.

Of those, 11 (85 per cent) were in people 70 and older and 7 (54 per cent) were in long-term care.

There were also 40 new hospitalizations due to the virus.

There's been another drop in the number of new lab-confirmed cases, which is down to 1,584 in this week's epidemiologic summary for the seven-day period ending May 23. The week before, the lab processed 2,513  positive PCR tests.

"The pandemic isn't over, but as we make our way out of this latest Omicron wave, I'm optimistic about what summer may hold in Nova Scotia," said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's Chief Medical Officer of Health in a news release. 

"I know we're all looking forward to reconnecting with friends, family and loved ones. There are ways to do that safely and in a way that protects those at high risk: gather outside when you can, stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines and, if you're sick, stay home."   

Since December 8, which is said to be the start of the Omicron waves, the median age of lab-confirmed cases is 43, while the median age for hospitalizations and deaths is 71 and 81 respectively.


Meghan Groff

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Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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