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Thirty-two more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, bringing the total to 549. Nine people are currently hospitalized, four of whom are in ICUs; 137 people have fully recovered. Three people have died.

New known cases by date:


Total known cases by date:


The province has been increasing the numbers of tests administered daily, as follows:

Number of tests by date[1]Total tests of Nova Scotians with confirmed positive or negative results; these figure do not include tests with indeterminate results or tests from other jurisdictions analyzed in Nova Scotia.

Total number of tests with confirmed results by date[2]Total tests of Nova Scotians with confirmed positive or negative results; these figure do not include tests with indeterminate results or tests from other jurisdictions analyzed in Nova Scotia.


We’re told that, compared to other provinces, Nova Scotia is doing pretty good at testing. I’ll try to get some of those comparative figures soon.

But what’s interesting is that even while testing increases, the percentage of positive test results remains nearly stable:

Percentage of daily tests with confirmed results that are positive:

Percentage of total tests with confirmed results that are positive:


And as there have been only three deaths, the fatality rate has not increased. Today’s fatality rate is 2.1%.

Fatality rate of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia[3]of cases with resolution — that is, people have either recovered or died, so does not include those who are still sick


With yesterday’s release of modelling projections, some more detail was provided for the geography of existing cases:

Unfortunately, while better than the previously provided mapping of positive cases by just the four Nova Scotia Health Authority zones, the new information still isn’t very granular. For instance, what is “Dartmouth/SE”? Another source gives some description:

But it’s still not great.


Positive cases by age range


Positive cases by gender

49% are female, 52% are male. (total does not equal 100% because of rounding)



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References

References
1, 2 Total tests of Nova Scotians with confirmed positive or negative results; these figure do not include tests with indeterminate results or tests from other jurisdictions analyzed in Nova Scotia.
3 of cases with resolution — that is, people have either recovered or died, so does not include those who are still sick

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