In the midst of the devastating news that the United States has reached over 500,000 total coronavirus deaths, there might be a small piece of hope on the horizon. The New York Times reported a bit of good news on Monday, displaying data that shows coronavirus cases around the world are going down. Compared to a month ago, when “the pandemic looked bleak” and over 750,000 cases were counted around the globe in a single day, the current situation is more promising.
The Times reports, “New cases have declined to half their peak globally, driven largely by steady improvements in some of the same places that weathered devastating outbreaks this winter.”
The report notes that case numbers are not a perfect method of measurement due to “uneven records and testing” that can hide the extent of outbreaks, specifically in areas of Africa, Latin America and South Asia. However, fewer people are arriving at hospitals in many countries that have