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The Coronavirus Sieges the Americas

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 out about yesterday:

Newly Confirmed Cases Climbing in Latin America

New confirmed cases in Brazil
New confirmed cases in Brazil

Brazil is experiencing a record high of more cases and is seeing the most cases ever reported in a day at 11,923. The country accounts for 14% of the new cases reported yesterday and is 6% higher than expected.

New confirmed cases in Argentina
New confirmed cases in Argentina

Just south of Brazil, Argentina is seeing a similar increase and is up 24% more than expected.

New confirmed cases for Bolivia
New confirmed cases for Bolivia

In between Brazil and Argentina, Bolivia is seeing an increasing trend in the amount of newly confirmed cases. Their recent trend is 30% higher than expected.

Mixed Results in the US

New confirmed cases for North Carolina
New confirmed cases for North Carolina

North Carolina opened back up on May 8th. Roughly 6 days later, the state is seeing an increase in the number of cases. Yesterday, it was 17% higher than expected and now accounts for 3% of the newly confirmed cases in the country.

Root Cause Analysis for North Carolina
Root Cause Analysis for North Carolina

The County of Mecklenburg is contributing 20% to this increase. Forsyth and Robeson counties are also big contributors to the increase.

New confirmed cases for Minnesota
New confirmed cases for Minnesota

Great news for Minnesota. It is coming in 16% below expected for the number of new cases confirmed.

Root Cause Analysis for Minnesota
Root Cause Analysis for Minnesota

Stearns county is helping to contribute mostly to this decrease, followed by Nobles and Clay counties.

New confirmed cases in Indiana
New confirmed cases in Indiana

Indiana is 22% below expected and on a trend to decrease its number of new cases. The state has only 2% of the confirmed cases in the US yesterday.

Root Cause Analysis for Indiana
Root Cause Analysis for Indiana

Marion County, home of Indianapolis, is contributing the most to this decrease along with neighboring counties, like Johnson and Hendricks.

New confirmed cases for Mississippi
New confirmed cases for Mississippi

Not to be outdone, Mississippi’s newly confirmed cases are 27% below expected. The state re-opened fully on April 27th.

Root Cause Analysis for Mississippi
Root Cause Analysis for Mississippi

It looks like neighboring counties Madison, Scott and Leake are contributing mostly to this decrease. 

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