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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:
Confirmed Cases Are Rising
We are beginning to see enough of an increase in the number of newly confirmed cases in states from the East to West coast to drive a national uptick in the number of reported cases.
The top contributors to the uptick are Florida, Texas, Arizona, California and New Jersey.
Since June 11, Florida has been increasing in the number of Coronavirus related cases. Currently, the Sunshine State accounts for 11% of the cases in the US; reported cases are 64% higher than expected. Yesterday marked the highest number of confirmed cases the state has ever seen, at over 3,200.
Racing ahead, Miami-Dade continues to be the largest contributor to the uptick, followed by Orange and Hillsborough.
Texas has been getting a lot of press about the number of cases and lack of hospital beds. Just North of Texas, Oklahoma is also seeing a high amount of new cases confirmed. Since June 12, the state has been on an incline. Most recently, they are 133% higher than expected and account for 2% of the newly confirmed cases in the States.
Oklahoma, Tulsa and Cleveland counties are contributing most to this increase.
On June 7th, South Carolina started an upward trend for their Coronavirus numbers. The state is currently at 93% higher than expected and accounts for 4% of the newly confirmed cases in the world. Record high numbers have been reported in the state.
Charleston, Horry and Greenville counties are contributing the most to this increase.
Utah has been increasing since May 29th. The state is now 11% higher than expected even based on its earlier upward trajectory, and its cases account for 2% of those in the US. In Utah, yesterday was a difficult day.
53% of this increase is related to Salt Lake county. Close to Salt Lake counties, Utah and Bear River counties are also high contributors.
Other Countries Rising Too
Indonesia is also on the rise. Since June 6, the country has seen the number of cases pick up, and they are now 16% higher than expected and account for 1% of the cases globally.
Argentina has been seeing an increase since June 10th. The country is now 14% above expected and accounts for 1% of the newly confirmed cases globally yesterday.
Yemen Declines in New Cases
After a big spike this week, Yemen has decreased the amount of newly confirmed cases and only confirmed 7 cases yesterday. The country is now 56% below expected.
Maryland Follows New York’s downward trend
Great news for Maryland. The state has been decreasing in the number of newly confirmed cases since May 26th and is currently 21% lower than expected. More restrictions are being lifted.
Montgomery, Prince George and Baltimore counties are contributing the most to Maryland’s decrease. All three counties surround two large cities, including Washington DC and Baltimore.
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