COVID cases and news for Nova Scotia on Monday, Jan 3

All the information as we can provide while NS struggles with a fourth-wave outbreak sparked by the X-Ring superspreader event and fuelled by omicron.

Around the holidays, Nova Scotia is overwhelmed by COVID and its data-dissemination abilities are severely compromised. For the time being, the only infographic we can share with any confidence of accuracy is: Canada’s fourth wave

Today's provincial briefing

Premier Tim Houston and top doc Robert Strang gave their first COVID briefing of the year today. Here's the full report from The Coast's Lyndsay Armstrong.

A faint glimmer of good news

It's hard to be thrilled when the province is announcing 1,020 new COVID infections today. But not only is that astronomical number DOWN from yesterday's 1184 cases, there are only 36 people in hospital with the disease. The province included that figure in its holiday-shortened report, doubtless to let everyone know despite higher-than-ever infection rates, so far hospitalizations have risen by just two people since there were 34 people in hospital announced at the end of 2021.

Canadian cases 2021-22

There was a point in July 2021, when the delta variant was causing an increase in COVID infections around the world, that Canada seemed safe from the fourth wave. By August, however, that point had passed, and case numbers around the country started to rise again. This graph charts the number of new infections every day in each province and territory, using the 7-day moving average to mitigate single-day anomalies (including a lack of weekend reporting in several jurisdictions including British Columbia and Nova Scotia). To focus on individual places, click the place names at the top of the chart to turn that data on or off.

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Click here for yesterday's COVID-19 news roundup, for January 2, 2022.

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