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:
Individual US Counties on the Rise
South Carolina’s Richland County is showing a high increase in the number of newly confirmed cases. The county is 162% over expected and accounts for a full percent of the newly confirmed cases in the US yesterday. Richland County is home to Columbia and the second most populated county in the state.
Home to Bloomington, McLean County in Illinois has seen an increase in the number of confirmed cases. Their overall case count is still low, but the recent increase is 389% higher than expected.
Shelby County in central Alabama has seen an upward trend that started on August 26th for the number of newly confirmed cases. Most recently this increase is 143% above expected, though the overall count is in the tens of people.
Since August 10th, Columbia County in Pennsylvania has had a strong increase in the number of confirmed cases. Their numbers daily are still low, but the recent increase is 818% higher than expected.
US Total Decrease in Confirmed Cases
Even though we are seeing increases in these counties, overall in the US we do see a decrease in the amount of newly confirmed cases. If you look week over week, the United States is 6% below expected.
Newly Confirmed Increases and Decreases Overseas
Indonesia sees an increase in the number of newly confirmed cases. A trend started for the country on August 27th, where the number of newly confirmed cases increased. The most recent increase is 8% higher than expected.
Week over week, there is a 5% decrease below expected in the number of newly confirmed cases in Brazil, showing that the upward trend is not increasing as it had been. This trend started on August 15th and the country still accounts for 15% of the newly confirmed cases globally.
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