I thought this was an interesting view on the current rise in positive cases (over 1,500 today)How worried should we be?
This rise needs to be seen in context.
While any increase in cases is worrying, we are now testing more then we did two months ago.
The more you look for the virus, the more you will find.
The increase we have seen since early July - when the average rate was half what it is now - cannot be all accounted for by more testing, but it is certainly a key factor.
The other thing to remember is where we have come from.
At the peak of the pandemic we could not do mass testing so we do not know exactly how many cases there were. But the best estimates are there were around 100,000 new infections a day at the end of March.
It is unrealistic to expect cases to get down to zero.
What is important now is that we keep beating down on the virus - and limit any increases. That requires identifying hotspots and keeping a lid on them.
All the indications are that the areas that have had extra restrictions imposed on them in recent weeks are seeing a declining number of cases.
The national rise - certainly at this point - is not as alarming as it seems. But there can be no room for complacency.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53938272