The numbers continue to improve for the COVID19 epicenter in the Northeast. The following chart looks at the numbers on a week to week basis for Thursday May 14, and May 7. New cases were down by 25% and daily deaths fell by 46%. Total cases rose 7% on the week. Deaths were down by 46%.
Most of these states have just begun to relax restrictions. New Jersey has not yet done so.
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Source: COVID Tracking Project
The story was not as good for the South. New cases increased by 699 Thursday to Thursday, an increase of 16%. For the week, there were 29,352 new cases, an increase of 18%. Daily deaths increased19%, Thursday to Thursday.
Most of the states in this grouping relaxed restrictions at the end of April, or early in May.