May 22 COVID-19 Update

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Nova Scotia Update:‌‌

0 new deaths
0 new hospitalization, 1 released (8 total)
0 new ICU cases, (4 total)
2 new cases (1048 total)
427 tests done
2 new recoveries (961 total)
29 active cases (no change, 3% of cases are active, 97% are concluded)

NS has 0 new deaths today. 52/58 (90%, +1%) NS deaths are from Northwood and 55/57 (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, 427 tests were completed with just 2 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, 8 of which are outside LTC.

From the press release today:
“All provinces and territories are embracing this expanded list of symptoms and it is based on our growing knowledge of the disease and how it presents itself," said Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health. As the first pandemic wave subsides, it is still important to test everyone who has symptoms that may arise from COVID-19.”

- NS has 58 deaths, making the death rate 58/1M population
- Canada's rate sitting at 164/1M
- Global rate is 43/1M
- US rate is 289/1M
- Austria rate is 72/1M
- Spain is 588/1M
- Sweden is 378/1M

Notable points for today:‌‌

  • Spain's rate of increase is just 0.2%. Their rate of increase is now well under 1% for the 20th straight day and 7th day in a row at 0.4% or less!
  • Austria had 0 death, and has maintained an increase under 0.5% for 13 days in a row, 10 of those under 0.33%.
  • The rate of increase in Canada maintained at 2%. This marks 14 days in a row under 4%, 10 of them under 3% including the last 6 in a row at 2.1% or less.
  • The US rate of increase dropped to well under 1.5%, and are at 14 days in a row just slightly over 2% (or less).
  • Sweden's increase dropped back to 1%, meaning 10 of the last 13 days are under 2% including the last 6 in a row under 3%.

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