A Second Coronavirus Death Surge Is Coming

There was always a logical explanation for why cases rose through the end of June while deaths did not.

The Atlantic writes about the lag between new cases of COVID-19 and deaths. When cases go up deaths will rise also, but three weeks later.

The deaths are also not happening in an unpredictable amount of time after the new outbreaks emerged… Cases began to rise on June 16; a week later, hospitalizations began to rise. Two weeks after that—21 days after cases rose—states began to report more deaths. That’s the exact number of days that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated from the onset of symptoms to the reporting of a death.