- Sep 13, 2007
- Northern VA suburb of Washington, DC
For me, that depends on the area one lives in. There is no question that the situation is far better now in the county I live in than weeks ago. The percent positivity rate was at its highest in mid May and has been declining ever since, though lately it has barely been declining. I'm surprised that the most number of tests were conducted also in mid-May. The trajectory of new cases began to plateau about ten weeks ago, and a few weeks later fell off a cliff for about three weeks. The last four weeks have been another plateau but at a far lower count than the previous plateau. Though my age group accounts for "only" 14% of the diagnosed patients, it accounts for 86% of the patients that died. My county has the highest disease count and population in the state (95 counties in the state). My zip code has the 7th highest disease count per capita in the county (49 zip codes in the county).it doesn't seem so dire as it did in March, April, May, even early June.
The very best news as far as I'm concerned is that the medical community knows how to treat people with COVID much better now than in March and April.