Politico today headlined that the outbreak is "spiking again." Reporting it like this is probably valid:
Texas, for instance, has reported two straight days of record-breaking coronavirus hospitalizations — highs that come shortly after the state kicked off the third stage of its reopening plan.But this -
Meanwhile, officials in at least 19 states have recorded two-week trends of increasing coronavirus cases, including spikes of more than 200 percent in Arizona and more than 180 percent in Kentucky...- might just reflect increased testing. Attention needs to focus on the prevalence of active disease (or perhaps a rising trend of %positive testing) or symptoms requiring sequestration. Even increasing deaths is a potentially misleading statistic, since it may reflect events occurring weeks or months earlier.
This Washington Post article specifically discusses rising hospitalizations.