University Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Charleston Area Growth Rate of Confirmed Cases

This graph show the growth rate of confirmed cases compared to the day before.

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.