Data from two different models indicates that social distancing and staying at home are working to limit the spread of and deaths by COVID-19 in Maryland. [Credit: Compilation by Nancy R. Gough, BioSerendipity, LLC]

Indications Social Distancing and Staying at Home Are Working

Comparing deaths and hospitalizations that have occurred with the projections suggests that some states are flattening the curve.

Figure 1. Comparison of the results for Maryland from Covid Act Now. Compiled by Nancy R. Gough, BioSerendipity, LLC
Figure 2: Based on the IHME model projections for Maryland, the graphs show the predicted mean (dotted lines) and the ranges possible for total death and daily deaths from COVID-19.

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