CLEVELAND, Ohio — A new mathematical model developed by professors at Case Western University and the University of Akron is helping to predict fluctuations in the number of COVID-19 cases.

**What You Need To Know**

Researchers from Case Western Reserve, University of Akron developed an algorithm used by Cuyahoga County to predict fluctuations in number of COVID-19 cases

The group provides regular forecasts to the Board of Health and other institutions like hospitals

The professors said they plan to eventually post them online so the public can see how mitigation efforts such as social distancing and wearing masks affect the spread of Covid-19 in real-time