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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 recently:
New Cases Higher Than Expected in US
North Carolina saw an increase of 9% over expected and this trend started on May 22. The state now accounts for 7% of the newly confirmed cases in the US.
Mecklenburg, Wake and Johnston counties are contributing the most to this increase. Schools in Wake County are now weighing the options of reopening in the fall.
Florida is also seeing a spike in the number of newly confirmed cases. Since June 11, it has seen a 30% increase over expected. Yesterday the Sunshine state was 26% over expected and now accounts for 10% of the newly confirmed cases in the US. Florida cases are being reported as surging.
Beachfront counties like Palm Beach and Lee counties are contributing most to this increase.
Also in the Southeast, Alabama hit a milestone with the number of confirmed cases yesterday. Yesterday, 1,015 cases were confirmed in the Heart of Dixie, which is 46% higher than expected. Alabama accounted for 5% of the newly confirmed cases in the US.
The spike is alarming but not unexpected says the Mayor of Montgomery County. Madison and Covington counties in addition to Montgomery are also contributing to this increase.
Arizona is also seeing a spike in the number of newly confirmed cases. The state is now 15% over model and accounts for 5% of the newly confirmed cases in the US. Public health experts are linking the sudden increase to a hasty reopening.
Maricopa County, home to Phoenix, is contributing the most to this increase at 93%.
Kuwait and the Congo Are on the Decline
In good news, Kuwait is seeing a decline in the number of newly confirmed cases. Since May 25th, the country has seen less cases confirmed and is currently 35% below expected.
Also, the Congo is seeing a drop in case count too. They fell 43% below expected.
Nigeria and Brazil on the Rise
In this weekly story, Nigeria is 22% above expected for the number of newly confirmed cases.
Brazil is also 4% above expected for the number of newly confirmed cases. Brazil now accounts for 20% of global cases in this weekly story.
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