Coronavirus curve flattening in Arizona, ASU experts say
There are numerous cases of coronavirus infection cases in Arizona and the numbers continue to rise. But the spread of COVID-19 in the state does appear to be leveling off, according to an Arizona Department of Health Services report. The number of cases seems to be manageable at this point, says Fulton Schools Associate Professor Esma Gel, who contributed to the report. The studies behind the findings don’t conclude what strategies — such as school closures and social distancing — are having a significant impact on the slowing numbers of infections. Projections about the pandemic are based on a disease transmission model developed by the team of ASU researchers that is still “a work in progress,” Gel says, but can provide officials a guide for making decisions about how and when to lift public restrictions.