Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. top 2,100 a day, highest in nearly a year

“We know that deaths are a lagging indicator,” said Andrew Noymer, [associate professor of public health], an infectious-disease epidemiologist and demographer at the University of California, Irvine. “I’d want to give it a few more weeks before I take any victory laps, claiming that we’ve been fortunate on the deaths side.”