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 weekly 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:
Cases Trending Up
Cuba sees an increase in the number of newly confirmed Coronavirus cases and is 27% higher than expected. The country has been on an incline since December 18th.
Spain is also seeing an increase week over week. Their current trend is 18% higher than expected, and the country accounts for 6% of the cases confirmed globally.
Right beside Spain is Portugal, which is also up 17% higher than expected when looking at week over week results. The country now accounts for only 2% of the cases confirmed globally.
Down in Columbia
Good news for Columbia. The country is seeing a decline in the number of newly confirmed cases. The country is 22% below expected and accounts for 2% of the cases recently confirmed globally.
Up and Down in Counties
In North Carolina, one county saw a big increase in the number of newly confirmed Coronavirus cases. Mecklenburg moved from being ranked 2,178 to 11 in ranking with a 17% increase in the number of newly confirmed cases.
Great news for Southern California‘s Coronavirus hotspot. LA County is down 41% below their expected benchmark amount. This is excellent news for the county which accounts for 5% of the newly confirmed cases in the US.
In a week over week story, we can see the newly confirmed cases as a percentage of the population dropped 12% lower than expected.
Root Cause Analysis shows this decline is mostly because of decreases in California, Ohio and Tennessee.
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