There is a glimmer of light in the pandemic darkness. The number of hospitalizations has been dropping and is close to half of what it was at its peak in early January. The number of deaths is also dropping.
Our daily update is published. States reported 1.4M tests, 95k cases, 76,979 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, and 3,445 deaths. pic.twitter.com/Xf4PEK0Tl8
— The COVID Tracking Project (@COVID19Tracking) February 10, 2021
But the current figures are still well above the previous peak values in the spring and summer of 2020.
We should also be concerned that people will take this news as license to let their guard down and that could cause yet another spike, which is what happened after numbers came down last summer.