US coronavirus deaths going down as covid-19 cases soar?
Coronavirus deaths are coming down in the US even as cases skyrocket. In the UK, a lower proportion of people hospitalized with COVID‑19 are dying. People suggest that the risk of dying if you are infected with the virus is falling, but the truth may be more complicated.
“At this point, I don’t think we have conclusive evidence that the death rate is going down,” says Tessa Bold at Stockholm University in Sweden.
New Scientist – “Having plateaued at around 20,000 in May, the number of daily confirmed cases in the US began rising in June and has now exceeded 60,000. However, the number of deaths in the US reported as being due to COVID-19 has fallen from more than 3000 a day in mid-April to well under 1000.”