May 29 COVID-19 Update

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Nova Scotia Update:
0 new deaths
0 new hospitalizations (8 total)
0 new ICU cases (3 total)
0 new cases (1055 total)
1034 tests done
1 new recovery (978 total)
18 active cases (-1, 1.71% of cases are active, 98.29% are concluded)

NS has 0 new deaths today and today is the first day with 0 new cases! 52/59 (88%) NS deaths are from Northwood and 56/59 (95%) are from long term care in general (11 different facilities have reported cases, just Northwood with active cases). Outside of LTC, the story is the same - NS continues to perform very well day after day with just 1 death in the last 34 days and limited, if any new cases. Yesterday, 1034 tests were completed with NO new cases reported. 98.29% of ALL cases since day 1 are now concluded. As of today, there are just 18 active cases in TOTAL, just 4 of which are outside LTC. It would appear as though the recovery data for Northwood is also a day behind. Today, 2 less active resident cases were reported from Northwood yet only 1 recovery was reported overall. 2 recoveries were reported yesterday so it has to be a day behind. That's why with no new cases today, the outside LTC active cases went from 3-4.

- NS has 59 deaths, making the death rate 59/1M population
- Canada's rate sitting at 183/1M
- Global rate is 46.5/1M
- US rate is 310/1M
- Austria rate is 75/1M
- *Spain is 578/1M
- Sweden is 417/1M

Notable points for today:
- Spain's new data strategy may mean their data takes a few days to iron out as it bounces around until they get it right. For now, I'll just continue to report on their totals as the daily data won't have much meaning at the moment.
- Austria reports 15 additional deaths. This is an oddly high spike for a country that has had 0-2 deaths daily for quite some time now. I thought it might have been data reconciliation but could not find anything about it, so will just record it as is. It puts their increase for the day over 2%, meaning they are at 25/26 days under 1% including 18/20 under 0.5%.
- The rate of increase in Canada dropped back slightly to over 1.5%. This marks 14 days in a row at 2.1% or less.
- The US rate of increase dropped back a bit yesterday, to just over 1%. They are still at 21 days in a row under 2.12%.
- Sweden dropped to an increase of about 1%, meaning 15 of the last 20 days are under 2% including 10 of the last 13.

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