April 25 COVID-19 Update

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Nova Scotia Update:
6 new deaths (15 new cases)
0 new hospitalizations
0 new ICU cases
20 more people recovered (412 total)
431 active cases (decrease of 11)

NS has 6 new deaths today, 5 of which are from Northwood. 16/22 of NS deaths are from Northwood and 20/22 are from long term care in general (10 different facilities are reporting cases). As it stands, 91% of deaths and 32% of all cases (281/865) are from long term care facilities. The 6th death today was a man in his 80's from the Western Region with underlying health conditions. He was not a resident of a long term care facility. Today is a horrible day for Northwood, this can't be understated. I suspected things would get worse before getting better, let's hope this is the peak. Outside of LTC, NS continues to perform very well, with limited new cases and 2 deaths, both of which were individuals in their 80's and 90's with underlying health conditions. Whilst having a full understanding of the terrible situation in LTC, please do not allow that to cloud common sense when reflecting on the overall situation in our province. Almost 1000 tests were completed and only 15 new cases, many of which are in LTC. That itself is very good news.

  • NS has 22 deaths, making the death rate 22/1M population
  • Canada's rate sitting at 61/1M
  • Global rate is 25.5/1M
  • US rate is 156/1M
  • Austria rate is 59/1M
  • Spain is 480/1M
  • Sweden is 210/1M

Notable points for today:

  • Spain's increase down to its lowest level since March 9, well under 2%.
  • Austria with another amazing day, their rate of increase falling under 1%, excellent news!
  • The rate of death in Canada fell slightly yesterday but still in line with the previous 6 days, above 7%. We are still waiting for that consistent downturn, we aren't there yet.
  • The US had their lowest rate of increase since this all began, now just over 2%, that's a significant drop and very very good news.
  • Sweden ticked up slightly, with an increase of just over 6%
  • The rate of increase has really slowed in the US, Spain and Austria which is amazing news. Let's hope we see those same results in Canada and Sweden in the coming days




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