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Projections show what could happen if Wake County residents don't practice physical distancing

As Wake County enacts its stay-at-home order to stop the spread of COVID-19, officials are releasing data showing the reasoning behind the order.

As of Monday afternoon, more than 150 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the county.

On the county website, officials explained a projection model called "the doubling rate" that shows a potential rate of spread for an infectious disease.

The model shows the number of days it would take for the number of COVID-19 cases in the county to double.

In the chart, the orange line represents a doubling rate of three days, the silver line is a doubling rate of four days and the yellow line in a doubling rate of eight days.

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