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Nova Scotia reports 82 COVID-19 hospitalizations, 502 new PCR-confirmed cases

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Nova Scotia reported 82 active COVID-19 hospitalizations on Saturday including 11 patients in intensive care.

The age range of those hospitalized is now 23-100.

According to a release, there are an additional 205 people in hospital who have COVID-19. This includes 84 individuals “who were identified as positive upon arrival at hospital but were admitted for another medical reason, or were admitted for COVID-19 but no longer require specialized care,” and 121 who contracted the virus after being admitted.

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On Saturday the province reported 502 new PCR-confirmed cases of COVID-19. These cases include 219 people in the central zone, 88 in the eastern zone, 59 in the northern zone and 136 cases in the western zone.

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Nova Scotia Health completed 3,682 tests on Friday, meaning the positivity rate was 13.6 per cent.

The province is now issuing abbreviated COVID-19 updates on weekends so no further information is available.

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