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COVID-19: Nova Scotia reports 10 deaths, 56 new hospitalizations in weekly update

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Nova Scotia reported 10 new deaths and 56 new hospitalizations in its latest weekly update.

During the seven-day period ending Sept. 26, there were also 991 new positive PCR tests, according to the provincial COVID-19 dashboard. That’s an increase from the 893 reported last week.

While deaths saw a slight decline this week — from 12 last week to 10 — the number of new hospitalizations has gone up, from 42 to 56.

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As of Sept. 27, there were 55 people in hospital with COVID-19, 10 of whom are intensive care. The median age of those in hospital is 79.

Since the pandemic began, 544 people have died from COVID-19. Of those, 432 were during the Omicron wave. The median age for the Omicron deaths is 83.

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The dashboard said 53 per cent of Nova Scotians have had three or more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Just under 15 per cent of Nova Scotians have had zero doses, 3.5 per cent have had one dose and 81.8 per cent have had two doses.

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