Looking at week over week growth, we can see a slowdown in some areas and continued acceleration in others. Bear in mind that a slowdown doesn’t mean that hospitalizations and deaths are decreasing or that new cases are flat. They are still increasing. What is measured here is how fast the increase is happening.
How to interpret this data:
- Original growth rate means the rate of growth from March 28-April 3.
- New growth rate means rate of growth from April 4-April 10.
- “Track for May 1” means the number we expect to see on May 1 using week over week growth at the new growth rate.
This analysis includes deaths and hospitalizations, which aren’t as depending on testing as new cases. In the new case evaluations, I looked at counties with more than 30 cases.
So, what sticks out as notable?
- The rate of growth is slowing across the board except in these areas:
- New cases in Pulaski County
- New cases in Faulkner County
- Dramatic slowdown in the rate of growth in Benton, Washington, and Cleburne counties.
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