May 19 COVID-19 Update

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Nova Scotia Update:
1 new death
1 new hospitalization (9 total)
1 new ICU case (5 total)
1 new case (1044 total)
384 tests done
10 more recoveries (956 total)
32 active cases (-10, 3% of cases are active, 97% are concluded)

NS has 1 new death today, it occurred at Northwood. 50/56 (89%) NS deaths are from Northwood and 54/56 (96%) are from long term care in general (11 different facilities have reported 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, 384 tests were completed with just 1 new case reported. 97% (+1%) of ALL cases since day 1 are now concluded. As of today, there are just 32 active cases in TOTAL, 5 of which are outside LTC. There are still 9 showing in hospital so this discrepancy, as discussed yesterday, is related to Northwood data, mainly recoveries not being totally up to date.

- NS has 56 deaths, making the death rate 56/1M population
- Canada's rate sitting at 155/1M
- Global rate is 41.2/1M
- US rate is 275/1M
- Austria rate is 72/1M
- Spain is 584/1M
- Sweden is 362/1M

Notable points for today:
- Spain's rate of increase still just 0.3%, which is well under 1%, for the 17th straight day and 4th day in a row under 0.5%!
- Austria had 0 deaths again, and has maintained an increase under 0.5% for 10 days in a row!
- The rate of increase in Canada decreased to barely 1%. This marks 11 days in a row under 4%, 7 of them under 3% including the last 4 in a row. Yesterday was the lowest daily death toll since April 9.
- The US rate of increase decreased yet again yesterday, still under 1%, and are at 11 days in a row just slightly over 2% (or less). It's their lowest rate of increase since it all began and 2nd lowest daily death toll since March 31. It's worth knowing that some "experts" projected that the US would increase to 3000 daily deaths when they started opening. So far, they have continued to decline, and are at 11 days in a row under 2000 daily deaths, with an avg of 1334.
- Sweden's increase is just 0.52%, meaning 8 of the last 10 days are under 2% including the last 3 in  row under 1%.
- I think I can confidently say this is absolutely the best day yet, internationally anyway!

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