May 23 COVID-19 Update

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Nova Scotia Update:
0 new deaths
0 new hospitalization, 2 released (6 total)
0 new ICU cases, 1 moved back to regular bed (3 total)
1 new cases (1049 total)
561 tests done
8 new recoveries (969 total)
22 active cases (-7, 2% of cases are active, 98% are concluded)

NS has 0 new deaths today. 52/58 (90%) NS deaths are from Northwood and 55/57 (97%) 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, 561 tests were completed with just 1 new case reported. 98% (+1%) of ALL cases since day 1 are now concluded. As of today, there are just 22 active cases in TOTAL, 5 of which are outside LTC.

From the press release today:
“New case numbers are staying low and we continue to head in the right direction. We can, and should, be proud of how we’ve fared,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health. “With nicer weather and looser restrictions, I ask all Nova Scotians to continue practicing good hygiene, limiting non-essential travel, staying home if you’re feeling unwell, limiting large groups and wearing non-medical masks when and where appropriate.”

- NS has 58 deaths, making the death rate 58/1M population
- Canada's rate sitting at 166/1M
- Global rate is 43.7/1M
- US rate is 293/1M
- Austria rate is 73/1M
- Spain is 603/1M
- Sweden is 384/1M

Notable points for today:
- Spain's rate of increase is just 0.18%. Their rate of increase is now well under 1% for the 21st straight day and 8th day in a row at 0.4% or less! Note their Deaths/1M increased significantly, this is because the Catalonia region just reported 630 previous deaths (not attributed to any specific days) that had been previously unreported.
- Austria had 2 deaths, and has maintained an increase under 0.5% for 14 days in a row, 11 of those under 0.33%.
- The rate of increase in Canada dropped to around 1.5%. This marks 15 days in a row under 4%, 11 of them under 3% including the last 7 in a row at 2.1% or less.
- The US rate of increase maintained itself well under 1.5%, and are at 15 days in a row under 2.12%.
- Sweden's increase inched up but still under 1.5%, meaning 11 of the last 14 days are under 2% including the last 7 in a row under 3%.

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