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Nova Scotia is today reporting 102 people in hospital who were admitted because of COVID symptoms, 14 of whom are in ICU. Those 99 range in age from 2 to 95 years old, and their average age is 65.

Additionally, there are:
• 136 people admitted to hospital for other reasons but who tested positive for COVID during the admissions screening or who were admitted for COVID but no longer require specialized care
• 140 people in hospital who contracted COVID in the hospital outbreaks

The vaccination status of those hospitalized is not reported on weekends.

Deaths from COVID also are not reported on weekends.

Additionally, the province announced 382 new cases of COVID-19 today. The new cases are people who received a positive PCR test result from a Nova Scotia Health lab; it does not include people who tested positive using a take-home rapid (antigen) test.

By Nova Scotia Health zone, the new cases break down as:
• 139 Central
• 47 Eastern
• 66 Northern
• 130 Western


Vaccination

Vaccination data are not reported on weekends.

Appointments for boosters are now open to people 18 and over for whom 168 days have passed since their second shot.

Vaccination appointments for people 5 years of age and older can be booked here.

People in rural areas who need transportation to a vaccination appointment should contact Rural Rides, which will get you there and back home for just $5. You need to book the ride 24 hours ahead of time.


Testing

Nova Scotia Health labs completed 3,253 PCR tests yesterday, with a positivity rate of 11.7%. .

If you test positive with a rapid (antigen) test, you are assumed to definitely have COVID, and you and your household are to self-isolate as required.

Pop-up testing has been scheduled for the following sites:

Saturday
Halifax Central Library, 11am-6pm
Alderney Gate, 10am-2pm
Glace Bay Legion, 11am-3pm

Sunday
Halifax Central Library, 11am-6pm
Alderney Gate, 10am-2pm
New Waterford Knights of Columbus (KOC) Hall, 11am-3pm

Monday
Halifax Central Library, noon-7pm
Cole Harbour Place, 11am-3pm
Hubbards Lions Club, 11am-3pm

Tuesday
Halifax Central Library, noon-4pm
Alderney Gate, 4-6pm
Musquodoboit Lions Club, 11am-3pm
New Germany Legion, 11am-3pm

You can volunteer to work at the pop-up testing sites here or here. No medical experience is necessary.

You can volunteer to work at the pop-up testing sites here or here. No medical experience is necessary.


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