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Central and South American Countries Spike Amidst New Restrictions

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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 out about yesterday:

Latin American Countries Spiking as New Restrictions Ordered

New confirmed cases in Chile
New confirmed cases in Chile

Chile had flattened the curve, but starting April 30th saw a spike in newly reported infections that seems to be turning into a sustained trend. These new infections are coming in 128% higher than we would have expected had the previous flat curve held steady. The country has subsequently ordered new restrictions to try to curb this new trend.

New confirmed cases in El Salvador
New confirmed cases in El Salvador

El Salvador is showing a similar pattern, increasing 102% over (or about double) what we would have expected based on their previously steady new case rate.

New confirmed cases in Ecuador
New confirmed cases in Ecuador

Ecuador is also showing sustained new reported cases 110% above where we would have expected based on their earlier trend. The country also accounted for 3% of the new cases globally yesterday.

New confirmed cases in Honduras
New confirmed cases in Honduras

Honduras too is 122% over where they would have been had their earlier rate held steady.

New confirmed cases in India
New confirmed cases in India

South Asia on the Rise Too

India has its highest-ever daily number of reported cases. The country is 70% higher than we would have expected based on the previous trend. This increase comes just as the country begins to re-open. India now accounts for 5% of the new cases globally yesterday.

Ireland on Roadmap to Lift Restrictions

New confirmed cases in Ireland
New confirmed cases in Ireland

In good news, Ireland is 34% below expected in regards to the number of new cases confirmed as the country eases restrictions for residents over 70 years of age.

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