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Covid-19 Case Counts Have Been Spiking for Weeks. Why Aren’t Deaths?

Experts say a handful of variables explain the apparent disconnect between cases and deaths

After slowly gathering momentum during the first quarter of the year, the number of U.S. Covid-19 cases and deaths surged in early April. By the middle of that month, more than 30,000 Americans…



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Markham Heid

I’m a long-time contributor at TIME and other media orgs. I write mostly about health. I grew up in Michigan, but these days I live in southwest Germany.