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The New Normal 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:

New Confirmed Cases are Trending Up

New confirmed cases in Egypt
New confirmed cases in Egypt

Egypt is seeing a rise in the number of cases and their recent upward trend has created a new normal, which is 78% higher than previous. Curfew hours have been tweaked since Coronavirus cases have surged.

New confirmed cases in Columbia
New confirmed cases in Columbia

Colombia had a big spike yesterday, which was 87% higher than expected. The country accounts for 2% of the confirmed cases worldwide yesterday.

New confirmed cases in Massachusetts
New confirmed cases in Massachusetts

Massachusetts saw a spike in the number of newly confirmed cases and accounts for 18% of the cases confirmed in the US yesterday. This is the second-highest spike they have had, with the highest spike previously reported on April 24th.

Root Cause Analysis for Massachusetts Counties
Root Cause Analysis for Massachusetts Counties

Neighboring countries, Middlesex, Suffolk and Norfolk, seem to be contributing the most to this increase.

New confirmed cases in Oklahoma
New confirmed cases in Oklahoma

Oklahoma saw a huge increase in case counts and recorded their highest number of cases in one day yesterday at 495. The state accounts for 2% of the cases confirmed in the US yesterday. Now that the emergency declaration has expired, the state’s health department will no longer be releasing detailed Coronavirus data.

Root Cause Analysis for Oklahoma
Root Cause Analysis for Oklahoma

Based on the decision to provide less data, Outlier’s automatic Root cause analysis feature shows that an Unassigned County in Oklahoma is the main contributor to yesterday’s count increase.

New Confirmed Cases Dropping Too

New confirmed cases for Minnesota
New confirmed cases for Minnesota

Good news for Minnesota! They are seeing a reduction in their newly confirmed cases from yesterday, which is 21% below expected. They account for 2% of the cases confirmed in the States.

Root Cause Analysis for Minnesota Counties
Root Cause Analysis for Minnesota Counties

Home to Minneapolis and St. Paul, Hennepin and Ramsey counties are contributing the most to this decline.

New confirmed cases for Brazil
New confirmed cases for Brazil

More good news! Brazil is seeing a 9% drop from where Outlier expected them to be with the number of newly confirmed cases. Brazil has now 12% of the world’s confirmed cases for yesterday, a 3% decrease over the previous percentage.

New confirmed cases for Qatar
New confirmed cases for Qatar

Qatar, which now accounts for 2% of the cases confirmed yesterday, saw a drop in their number of new cases. The data shows they are 8% lower than expected.

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Stay safe and informed out there!

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