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Here’s How COVID-19 Deaths Aren’t Rising Along With COVID Cases

Anders Hagstrom White House Correspondent
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The early days of the coronavirus pandemic showed deaths rising hand-in-hand with cases, but that relationship has become less true as testing has increased and hospitals across the country become better equipped to deal with the virus.

The early outbreaks in New York City and later the South were marked by overwhelmed hospitals that resulted in high mortality rates, according to the Wall Street Journal. Today, however, the pandemic has become decentralized. New cases are as high as ever, but the mortality rate no longer appears to be rising alongside it, giving new hope that the vaunted second wave of the disease expected this winter may not be as devastating as the initial outbreak.