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Relaxing Coronavirus Restrictions vs. Flattening the Curve

Among our values at Outlier, most important are the people we have in our lives, as we are parents and contributing members of the public like you. In addition to taking actions in our local community during the Coronavirus pandemic, we realize that the Outlier platform can bring you daily insights to understand the impact of the epidemic.

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 about yesterday:

New confirmed cases in Ohio
New confirmed cases in Ohio

Relaxing Virus Restrictions May Be Backfiring

As the state of Ohio is in talks to re-open its local economy in early May due to a trending plateau of virus cases, new confirmed cases have recently spiked. This is a day-over-day increase of 22%, which is 28% higher than expected.

New confirmed cases in Spain
New confirmed cases in Spain

In Spain, after recent restrictions were relaxed, an increase in new confirmed cases was also confirmed. This is a day-over-day increase of 43%, which is 21% higher than expected.

The Curve Also Continues to Flatten

New confirmed cases in Maryland
New confirmed cases in Maryland

In the US, good news is coming out from some of the states. Maryland is flattening the curve. The trend is 13% lower when compared to a month ago.

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Stay safe and informed out there!

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