Why Is There Not a Spike in Deaths?

Here’s how to read and understand the latest data on Covid-19’s toll

There’s been a lot of interest in the reasons why, in certain areas, cases of Covid-19 appear to be on the rise while deaths are on the decline. There are a couple of reasons for this including the fact that there’s usually a one- or two-week lag between a rise in cases and subsequent deaths. But there currently seems to be more of a disconnect. Here are three stories to better understand the issue.