May 24 COVID-19 Update

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Nova Scotia Update:
0 new deaths
0 new hospitalization (6 total)
0 new ICU cases (3 total)
1 new case (1050 total)
494 tests done
4 new recoveries (973 total)
19 active cases (-3, 1.81% of cases are active, 98.19% 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, 494 tests were completed with just 1 new case reported. 98.19% of ALL cases since day 1 are now concluded. As of today, there are just 19 active cases in TOTAL, just 2 of which are outside LTC.

From the press release today:
“It is still important to follow public health advice, practice good hygiene and limit large gatherings,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health. “Doing all of these things will help ensure our case numbers continue to stay low.”

- NS has 58 deaths, making the death rate 58/1M population
- Canada's rate sitting at 169/1M
- Global rate is 44.2/1M
- US rate is 296/1M
- Austria rate is 73/1M
- *Spain is 603/1M
- Sweden is 390/1M

Notable points for today:
- Spain's data will be updated when available
- Austria had 4 deaths, which has broken their lengthy streak of days under 0.5% & 0.33%. That said, it's still 21 days under 1% so they are still in very good shape.
- The rate of increase in Canada maintained itself just over 1.5%. This marks 16 days in a row under 4%, 12 of them under 3% including the last 8 in a row at 2.1% or less.
- The US rate of increase dropped to just over 1%, and are at 16 days in a row under 2.12%.
- Sweden's increase inched up but still well under 2%, meaning 12 of the last 15 days are under 2% including the 7 of the last 8.

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