July 2 COVID-19 Update

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Nova Scotia Update:
0 new deaths
0 new hospitalizations (2 total)
0 new ICU cases (0 total)
1 new case (1064 total)
284 tests done
0 new recoveries (998 total)
3 active cases (99.72% are officially concluded)

NS has 1 new case  today, meaning there are 3 active cases currently. The new case is an individual who is in Nova Scotia as a temporary foreign worker. They have been self-isolating since arriving in the province, as required. The likely source of infection for this case, as well as the two previously announced this week, is from travel outside of Canada. 53/63 (84%) NS deaths are from Northwood and 57/63 (90%) are from long term care in general (11 different facilities have reported cases, none have an active case). NS is now at 26 days without a death and Northwood is at 34 days with no new cases. Yesterday, 284 tests were complete with 1 new case reported.

From the Press Release:
“These new cases highlight the importance of our public health directives, particularly the 14-day self-isolation period upon arrival in Nova Scotia,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “These directives are in place to protect us and I ask all Nova Scotians to continue to take care and respect the rules.”

- NS has 63 deaths, making the death rate 63/1M population
- Canada's rate sitting at 229/1M
- Global rate is 66.7/1M
- US rate is 390/1M
- Austria rate is 80/1M
- Spain is 604/1M
- Sweden is 525/1M

Notable points for today:
- Spain reported 8 deaths yesterday for an increase of 0.03%
- Austria reports 0 deaths, meaning 32/34 days under 0.5% increase, 30 of them at/under 0.3%.
- The rate of increase in Canada is down to 0% with Canada reporting 0 deaths for the first time. This marks 27 days in a row under a 1% increase, 17 of them at/under 0.5%.
- The US rate of increase rose slightly to 0.51%. They are at 33 days in a row under a 1% increase, 11 of them at/under 0.5%.
- Sweden's increase rose to 0.69% meaning 24 of the last 28 days are under 1%, 16 of them under 0.5%.

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