As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the globe, each country hopes that it has the ability to slow its growth in their own country.
As of today, the United States falls in last place with regard to limiting COVID-19 growth according to the number of confirmed cases.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the number of confirmed cases in the United States grew at a faster rate than any other country in the world yesterday.
Below, I dive into how these numbers are skewed by country population and the number of coronavirus tests conducted.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose from 7,783 on Wednesday to 13,677 yesterday.
Plot of coronavirus cases in the United States over the last month (2/19 to 3/19) self.
Limited testing in the United States potentially downplays the numbers below, leaving the true number of cases unknown. »