May 16 COVID-19 Update

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Nova Scotia Update:
0 new deaths
0 new hospitalizations, 1 released (8 total)
0 new ICU cases, 1 back in regular bed (4 total)
3 new cases (1037 total)
665 tests done
12 more recoveries (930 total)
52 active cases (-9, 5% of cases are active, 95% are concluded)

NS has 0 new deaths today. 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, 2 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, 665 tests were completed with just 3 new cases reported. 95% (+1%) of ALL cases since day 1 are now concluded. As of today, there are just 52 active cases in TOTAL, 17 of which are outside LTC, 9 outside of hospital.

- NS has 55 deaths, making the death rate 55/1M population
- Canada's rate sitting at 148/1M
- Global rate is 39.6/1M
- US rate is 267/1M
- Austria rate is 72/1M
- Spain is 579/1M
- Sweden is 356/1M

Notable points for today:
- Spain's rate of increase dropped to just 0.38%, which is well under 1%, for the 14th straight day and their lowest daily death toll since March 17th!
- Austria with just 2 deaths, has maintained an increase under 0.5% for 7 days in a row and under 1% for 13 straight days.
- The rate of increase in Canada is well under 2%, which is the lowest increase since this all began, and lowest daily death toll since April 14. Also marks 8 days in a row under 4%, half of them under 3%.
- The US rate of increase decreased to under 2%, and are at 8 days in a row just slightly over 2% (or less).
- Sweden's yo-yo situation continues with their increase back up over 3%.

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