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Nova Scotia is today reporting 13 new hospital admissions and one more death today as a result of COVID-19.

Health officials say a woman in her 80s has died in the province’s eastern zone – the fifth death reported in the last two days.

A total of 73 people are in hospital receiving care in a designated COVID-19 unit, including 15 who are in intensive care.

Another 120 patients contracted COVID-19 after being admitted to hospital for another condition.

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There are also 63 patients who were identified as positive for novel coronavirus upon arrival at hospital, but were admitted for another medical reason or were admitted for COVID-19 but no longer require specialized care.

A total of 415 new cases were confirmed in lab testing, while the province has an estimated 5,511 active cases of the virus.

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