University Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Florence Area Growth Rate of Confirmed Cases

What Does This Graph Show?

The growth rate measures the change in total cases from the day prior, expressed as a percentage. This measure tells you how rapidly the epidemic is growing. A reading of 100% would mean that the number of cases is doubling daily. Public health officials have been stressing the importance of “flattening the curve” through social distancing measures. This flattening would mean the growth rate would remain low.