Given that some people with COVID-19 had no symptoms or mild symptoms, the reported number of cases was never completely accurate. Now with widespread home testing, the reported cases are even less accurate.
Likely, COVID-19 is now or close to being endemic rather than a pandemic. Whatever term we use, COVID-19 is here to stay like the flu.
Updated Nov 27, 2022
The US data comes from https://usafacts.org which was started by Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft.
Plot the number of new cases per week in the country. Going back up but no one cares.
plot_county("CA", "San Diego County ", county_new_weekly_covid)
plot_county("CA", "Orange County ", county_new_weekly_covid)
plot_county("CA", "Los Angeles County ", county_new_weekly_covid)