Covid curve: Danger in the good news

What you need to know:

  • There has been a significant drop in reported new cases in the nationally.
  • However, many counties recently considered low-risk have witnessed a sudden rise in infection numbers.
  • This raises the questions on whether the government should rely on the national trends and lift restrictions or take not of the developments in these emerging counties.

A decision to reopen the economy, prompted by falling national daily new cases and positivity rate, might complicate the fight against Covid-19 in many counties that are seeing a sharp growth in caseload, according to a Nation Newsplex analysis of available Ministry of Health Covid-19 data.

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