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Covid-19 in NS by the numbers April 2/20

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A goverernment map and graphic presentation of the case data is now available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data.

As you can see above, the province of Nova Scotia is now providing a graphical resprentation of the Covid-19 data. Further, the province has real laboratories, one of which processed an astounding 900 tests on Wednesday.

If journalists and lab technicians have the time, I think this is an accomplishment that derserves some coverage.

Turpin Laboratories, which is imaginary, will now find something else to do. Our staff are simply too exhausted to compete with the province.

Lastly, young whippersnappers take note: The province’s site has a breakdown Covid-19 cases by age group. You can no longer say you weren’t warned.

Above are the data used to create the charts and graphs you’ll find below. The cell highlighted in red shows when I last updated them.
Above: “Positive cases to date” reflects confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Nova Scotia, e.g., 147 on March 31. Negative results and the total number of tests administered in the province are also shown. The rightmost cell shows the total for tests as a percentage of the population.
The chart above (New cases reported by day) shows the number of Covid-19 cases reported each day by NS public health. For example, the first three cases were reported on March 15, two more were reported on March 16 and another two on March 17. The chart below (Running total) shows what happens when you add those number up. For example, the number corresponding to March 17 below is seven, the sum of March 15,16, and 17 above (3+2+2=7). You can find the news releases on the government’s searchable database at https://novascotia.ca/news/.
The chart above is the result of summing all the available results as of date on the horizontal axis. The number 147 does not mean 147 cases were reported on March 31: rather, it’s the total of all 17 reports from March 15 to March 31, inclusive. As you can see on the bar chart, only 20 new cases were reported on March 31.

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