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Uptrends and Downtrends of the Coronavirus

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 recently:

Cases On the Rise

New confirmed cases for Buena Vista, Iowa
New confirmed cases for Buena Vista, Iowa

One county in Iowa accounts for 2% of the newly confirmed cases in the US. Buena Vista county in Iowa reported over 430 cases of Coronavirus overnight where two Tyson meat processing plants are located.

New confirmed cases in Wisconsin
New confirmed cases in Wisconsin

Wisconsin saw a big increase overnight too and the highest tally for any one day. The state is 22% higher than expected and accounts for 3% of the cases reported in the US.

Root Cause Analysis for Wisconsin Counties
Root Cause Analysis for Wisconsin Counties

Neighboring counties, Racine and Milwaukee, are contributing the most to this increase.

New confirmed cases for South Africa
New confirmed cases for South Africa

Internationally, we see more cases too. South Africa is seeing a steady increase with the most recent value at 54% above expected. They account for 2% of the cases globally.

New confirmed cases in South Korea
New confirmed cases in South Korea

South Korea saw the number of new cases nearly double overnight, which is currently 96% above expected. Lockdown restrictions have now been restored.

New confirmed cases in Brazil
New confirmed cases in Brazil

Brazil now has the second-highest number of Coronavirus cases. Yesterday’s numbers represent 20% of the new cases confirmed globally, up from 17% the day before. Also, with yesterday’s number, Brazil had the highest number of new cases globally, surpassing the US for daily reporting.

On the Downtrend

New confirmed cases in Morocco
New confirmed cases in Morocco

In good news, Morocco is seeing a significant reduction in their cases confirmed daily. They are reporting 54% fewer cases than expected.

New confirmed cases in Indiana
New confirmed cases in Indiana

Indiana is showing a decrease in the number of cases in the last several days even after the state’s reopening. The state’s tally is currently 3% below expected and back to the infection rates reported in early April.

Root Cause Analysis for Indiana counties
Root Cause Analysis for Indiana counties

Lake and Marion counties seem to be contributing most to this decrease.

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Stay safe and informed out there!

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