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 Cases Are Trending Up Globally
Across the world, the number of new cases has been increasing at an ever-faster rate since May 22nd. Yesterday’s new case count was 3% higher than we would have expected based even on the previous rate of increase.
The global increase is being driven largely by the US, Brazil, and India, with Mexico and Sweden also contributing to the uptick.
US Counties Continue to See Spikes
The county of Harris, Texas is still spiking, and responsible for 4% of all new cases in the US. Home to Houston, the county is 144% higher than expected. It could be the worst affected city in the US, according to experts.
Maricopa County in Arizona is also trending up. Home to Phoenix, the county is responsible for 6% of all new cases confirmed in the US yesterday.
Good news in the Middle East
Internationally, Afghanistan is seeing a decrease in the number of cases confirmed. Their downward trend started on June 2 and their new case count is now 42% lower than expected.
Saudi Arabia is also on the decline. Since June 20th the country has seen a decrease in the number of newly confirmed cases. The country is 14% below expected and accounts for only 2% of the new cases confirmed globally yesterday. They have announced that Hajj is to go ahead with very limited numbers.
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