Kristina Boedtger and Colin Patrick work out at Historic Fourth Ward Park on May 10, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Georgia lifted its shelter-in-place order April 30, and state public health officials have since released optimistic-looking data on new coronavirus cases and deaths.
But it’s still too early to draw the conclusion that reopening states won’t worsen COVID-19 outbreaks.
Georgia’s Department of Public Health has faced criticism over publishing inaccurate or misleading data in recent weeks, and Gov. Brian Kemp’s office has apologized over the mishaps.
But even with accurate data, there can be a weeks-long delay between the time when a person contracts the virus, when they get a positive test result, and when that test result is actually reported to state health authorities.
Experts have said that coronavirus case counts don’t show what the outbreaks look like in realtime – they’re a snapshot of what the outbreaks looked like two weeks earlier. …continued . [Source: Business Insider]