May 21 COVID-19 Update

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Nova Scotia Update:
1 new death
1 new hospitalization, (9 total)
0 new ICU cases, (4 total)
1 new case (1046 total)
579 tests done
3 new recoveries (959 total)
29 active cases (-3, 3% of cases are active, 97% are concluded)

NS has 1 new death today, it occurred at Northwood. 52/58 (90%, +1%) NS deaths are from Northwood and 56/58 (97%, +1%) 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, 579 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 29 active cases in TOTAL, 9 of which are outside LTC.

From the press release today:
“Until a vaccine is available, we have to stay vigilant in fighting this virus. We have to find – and adapt to – our new normal,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health. “That means we have to keep practicing good personal hygiene, use physical distancing, limit non-essential travel, stay home when unwell, limit large groups and wear non-medical masks. These measures will remain in place for some time to come, and will continue to be a key part of our fight against this virus.”

- NS has 58 deaths, making the death rate 58/1M population
- Canada's rate sitting at 160/1M
- Global rate is 42.4/1M
- US rate is 285/1M
- Austria rate is 72/1M
- Spain is 587/1M
- Sweden is 375/1M

Notable points for today:
- Spain's rate of increase fell to under 0.2% with their lowest daily death toll since March 17. Their rate of increase is now well under 1% for the 19th straight day and 6th day in a row at 0.4% or less!
- Austria had 1 death, and has maintained an increase under 0.5% for 12 days in a row.
- The rate of increase in Canada increased to 2%. This marks 13 days in a row under 4%, 9 of them under 3% including the last 4 in a row at 2% or less.
- The US rate of increase maintained itself just over 1.5%, and are at 13 days in a row just slightly over 2% (or less).
- Sweden increased again and is now up over 2%, meaning 9 of the last 12 days are under 2% including the last 5 in a row under 3%.

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