June 22 COVID-19 Update

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Nova Scotia Update:
1 new death
0 new hospitalizations (1 total)
0 new ICU cases (0 total)
0 new cases (1061 total)
355 tests done
0 new recoveries (998 total)
0 active cases (100% are officially concluded)

NS has 1 new death reported today. Unfortunately, the individual who had been in ICU for some time passed away several weeks ago.

A 60-year-old man with underlying medical conditions died several weeks ago in the central area. His death has been under investigation since then to determine if COVID-19 was a factor. He was not a resident of a long-term care home.

That was the last active case in NS, meaning there are no longer any active cases remaining. 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 16 days without a death, since the death reported today actually occurred several weeks ago. Yesterday, 355 tests were complete with 0 new cases reported. There has been just 1 new case overall in the last 14 days, none in the last 13 days. Northwood is at 25 days with no new cases. Note, the 1 person remaining in hospital is no longer considered to have an active covid infection but are still not well enough to be released.

From the Press Release:
"My thoughts are with the family and loved ones of this person who has been grieving for the past few days and weeks," said Prime Minister Stephen McNeil. This virus has taken us a lot, but we will remain vigilant in our fight to protect the people of Nova Scotia as we work to resume operations in our province."

- NS has 63 deaths, making the death rate 63/1M population
- Canada's rate sitting at 224/1M
- Global rate is 60.5/1M
- US rate is 366/1M
- Austria rate is 78/1M
- Spain is 603/1M
- Sweden is 494/1M

Notable points for today:
- Spain reported 1 death yesterday for an increase of essentially 0%
- Austria reports 2 deaths, meaning 41/44 days under 0.5% increase as well as the last 22/24 days at/under 0.3%.
- The rate of increase in Canada fell to just 0.24%.This is the lowest daily death toll since April 2 and lowest rate of increase since this all began. This marks 38 days in a row at 2.1% or less including 17 in a row under 1%.
- The US rate of increase reduced again to just 0.21%. This is their lowest daily death toll since March 27 and lowest rate of increase since this all began. They are at 38 days in a row under a 2% increase, 28 of them under 1% including the last 23 in a row.
- Sweden reports 0 deaths again, 3rd day in a row. 38 of the last 44 days are under 2% including the 24/25 days and the last 15/18 under 1%.

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