It’s getting harder to gauge your Covid risk levels—tracking these 4 metrics can help

Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and associate professor of [public] health at the University of California, Irvine, says that daily case counts can still be useful — as long as you know how to read them. First: Focus on local cases in your area rather than national data, “because the timing of various peaks and valleys differs from place to place,” Noymer tells CNBC Make It. … “When things get worse, we should change our behavior,” he says. “At that point, masking in public indoor spaces is something that people should definitely consider. It’s relatively easy to do, and we know it works.”