A passing glance at some COVID-19 numbers could easily lead one into temptation.
By some statistical indicators, the tri-county area is looking like a patient who has just got out of bed for the first time in three months and wants to go home.
Which would be a fine situation for any medical condition that doesn’t include the likelihood of a second wave.
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit’s most recent numbers show us on a continued winning streak of days without a new lab-confirmed case – closing in on a month without a new community-based case. Long-term care outbreaks, once the scourge of Lanark County, have been reduced to only one. And the health unit numbers show that 99 per cent of local cases (minus the 52 cases that tragically resulted in death) have now recovered.
Most significantly, the map of the health unit’s coverage area shows zero active community cases.
It’s enough to make you want to forget to wash your hands when you come in from a shopping excursion, or question the necessity of soaking your bananas in soapy water.