One of the problems with the Cooper administration's data regarding COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths is when they use those terms, they don't carry the same meaning as when people use those terms in regular conversation.
Immediately, the state's case counts and tests returning positive were suddenly right back to where Cooper's clear preference for keeping personal and business restrictions against people needed them to be.
Local media and downtown boosters have recently expressed worries that people are fostering a misimpression of downtown Raleigh as a shambles of boarded-up storefronts, which they say is keeping customers away and harming downtown businesses. Funny, they don't seem to worry about business survival with respect to Cooper's shutdowns and repeated violence and vandalism.
Despite the latest round of DHHS data revisions, active cases have fallen now eight out of the past 10 weeks, are at their lowest level in three and a half months, and are down one-third since their mid-July peak.
Active cases are down 28% from their peak of 20,525 on July 20. Only 7.6% of NC's total case count are active cases. Active cases represent 0.14% of NC's population; that is a little over one-tenth of one percent. As of Monday, 176,422 people are presumed recovered from COVID-19.