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Global Case Totals Decrease, but Some Provinces or Counties See Rising Confirmed Cases

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In today’s stories, analyzed with automated business analysis, we are reporting more findings based upon data shared by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Here’s what we found over the weekend:

New confirmed cases dropped worldwide
New confirmed cases dropped worldwide

Good News for Us Globally: Newly Confirmed Cases Decrease

Worldwide, new confirmed cases decreased by 27% when compared to the previous day. This decrease is mainly being driven by the United States with a 31% decrease, Spain with a 21% decrease, Germany with a 14% decrease, Italy with a 12% decrease, and Switzerland with a 4% decrease. It is good to see some of the countries with the highest number of infected people start to show a decrease in the number of new cases. 

New confirmed cases across country / region
New confirmed cases across country/region

New Cases Rise in Specific Areas

Bucking the global downward trend was the US state of California. Yesterday, the state showed a big increase of 57% compared to the previous day. 

New confirmed cases in California
New confirmed cases in California

The increase in California is being driven mostly by Los Angeles (LA) County, which is contributing to California’s increase at 54%. LA County accounts for 5% of the new cases confirmed globally on Sunday. The only US states with more new confirmed cases yesterday were Michigan, New York and New Jersey.

New confirmed cases for state/territory
New confirmed cases for state/territory

Speaking of Michigan, keep an eye on Wayne County, MI. On Friday, Wayne, MI had a big spike in confirmed cases accounting for 3% of all confirmed cases in the United States. On Sunday, it remained at 3% of all cases. There are only 8 States with more new confirmed cases than the county of Wayne, MI.

New confirmed cases for Wayne County, MI
New confirmed cases for Wayne County, MI

Canada reached a new high for the number of cases confirmed within one day. Yesterday, the Country confirmed 2,778 new cases of Coronavirus.

New confirmed cases for Canada
New confirmed cases for Canada

Outlier’s Root Cause Analysis feature shows the five Canadian provinces leading the Country in the number of new confirmed cases with Quebec having the largest contribution at 70%.

New confirmed cases for Canada/Provinces
New confirmed cases for Canada/Provinces

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