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COVID-19: N.S. reporting 17 deaths in weekly update

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Nova Scotia is reporting 17 deaths and 53 new hospital admissions in its weekly COVID-19 update.

That’s a jump from 11 deaths reported the previous week, and none the week before that.

During this seven-day period ending Oct. 17, there were also 1,172 new positive PCR tests, which is an increase from 942 recorded the previous week.

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As of Oct. 18, there were 49 people in hospital with COVID-19, nine of whom are in intensive care. The median age of those in hospital is 76.

Since the pandemic began, 572 people have died from COVID-19. Of those, 460 were during the Omicron wave. The median age for the Omicron deaths is 83.

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According to the province’s COVID-19 data dashboard, 53.2 per cent of Nova Scotians have had three or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 81.9 per cent have had two doses, 3.4 per cent have had one dose and 14.7 per cent have never received a dose.

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