In earlier days of the pandemic, looking at the number of COVID-19 cases in our community and whether it was rising or falling was a reliable indicator of risk. But that has changed. Case numbers are not as reliable now because a lot of people are testing positive with home tests and they are not always reported to public health.
COVID-19 is not going to disappear any time soon. But as we learn to live with it, we can find new ways to look at it and learn about it.
Adapted from Public Health Insider – Official Insights from Public Health