COVID-19 two week forecastfor Ethiopia

How many active cases will there be
based on the recent daily growth?
Robinson projection of Ethiopia.

Active case forecast -
Sunday, September 26

Yesterday's
active cases

27,620

Recent
growth rate
*

0.1%

Doubling
time

-

2 week
forecast

~28,000

Yesterday, there were 27,620 active cases in Ethiopia. Over the last week active cases grew by an average of 0.1% every day. At this rate, in two weeks there would be ~28,000 active cases (a 1% increase compared to yesterday's active cases).

Covid management is safe and straight-forward: Vaccinate, ventilate and mask.

The chart shows total active cases each day. If the day-to-day change seems low, note that the 'new' cases were reduced by those who recovered or died.

What does this really mean?

This forecast for Ethiopia describes how many active cases the country will have in 2 weeks if the recent growth rate* remains the same.

To "flatten the curve" for our healthcare workers we must get the wiggly line on the left (the daily growth in active cases), below zero. Only when the growth rate is negative have we even begun to recover. Even when the growth rate is below zero, we cannot back off on our efforts to suppress the virus, or it will resurge. We cannot cheat it.

If these numbers seem surprisingly large, I encourage you to read more about the math used to build this forecast.

* The Recent Growth Rate is the 7-day average (mean) in the daily growth of active cases over the most recent 9 days, dropping the highest and lowest values over that period. This smooths out anomalous spikes or drops in the daily numbers, caused when countries have to suddenly revise their numbers based on new methodologies or testing.