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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:
Countries Driving Cases
Cases are up 22% worldwide and are driven by India, US, Belgium, Germany and Colombia.
Austria is seeing a trend in the number of newly confirmed cases increase. Since August, their numbers have been increasing, but the recent trend started on October 3rd, and now the country is 19% above expected.
Neighboring Austria is Germany, who is also seeing the number of newly confirmed cases increase. Most recently an increasing trend started on September 30th and is currently 47% above model.
On a week-over-week basis, France’s second surge is showing up graphically. Last week, the country confirmed over 143,000 cases and is 44% above expected. France also has 6% of the world’s newly confirmed cases.
Next to Germany and France, Italy is also seeing a surge in the number of newly confirmed cases as well. Last week, the country’s week-over-week numbers showed an increase in the number of newly confirmed cases at over 74% more than expected. The country now accounts for 2% of the cases confirmed worldwide.
Two weeks ago, we announced a new story type that is already showing up in the JHU feed, called a Benchmark story. In this Outlier story, you can see that week-over-week Russia’s newly confirmed case number is trending 62% above the benchmark. The country now accounts for 2% of the world’s newly confirmed cases.
Canada sees a similar increase in confirmed cases as the country is currently 11% over the benchmark for newly confirmed cases.
Back in the States
New Jersey saw an upward trend in newly confirmed cases develop on September 25th. Currently, the number of newly confirmed cases is 23% over expected. Now, the Garden State accounts for 3% of the newly confirmed in the US.
This increase is being driven by Hudson, Essex and Morris counties.
In a week-over-week story, we see an increase in the number of cases in North Carolina. The state is now 134% higher than expected for the number of newly confirmed cases and accounts for 4% of the new cases confirmed in the US.
In Good News
Since October 8, Israel has seen a decline in the number of newly infected people with the Coronavirus. This is a great news as many parts of the world are currently seeing surges in newly confirmed cases. The country is currently 77% below expected.
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