May 15 COVID-19 Update

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Nova Scotia Update:
4 new deaths
0 new hospitalizations (9 total)
1 new ICU case (5 total)
8 new cases (1034 total)
473 tests done
9 more recoveries (918 total)
61 active cases (-5, 6% of cases are active, 94% are concluded)

NS has 4 new deaths today, all occurred at Northwood. 49/55 (89%, +1%) NS deaths are from Northwood and 53/55 (96%) are from long term care in general (11 different facilities are now reporting cases, 3 with active cases). Outside of LTC, the story is the same - NS continues to perform very well day after day with no deaths and limited, if any new cases. Yesterday, 473 tests were completed with 8 new cases reported. 94% (+4%) of ALL cases since day 1 are now concluded. As of today, there are just 61 active cases in TOTAL, 19 of which are outside LTC. We won't know how many of the new cases are from Northwood until their data is released later. I will update the bar graph and daily case chart then.

NS extends state of emergency until May 31

- NS has 55 deaths, making the death rate 55/1M population
- Canada's rate sitting at 146/1M
- Global rate is 39/1M
- US rate is 262/1M
- Austria rate is 72/1M
- Spain is 577/1M
- Sweden is 345/1M

Notable points for today:
- Spain's rate of increase dropped to just 0.5%, which is well under 1%, for the 13th straight day.
- Austria with just 2 deaths, has maintained an increase under 0.5% for 6 days in a row and under 1% for 12 straight days.
- The rate of increase in Canada is back to just over 3%, which is 7 days in a row under 4%.
- The US rate of increase maintained itself just over 2%, and are at 7 days in a row under 3%.
- Sweden had a large decrease today, back under 2%.

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