CDC headquarters in Atlanta (Ron Harris/AP Images, File)

Covid-19 pub­lic health emer­gen­cies are end­ing. What's chang­ing?

Ed­i­tor’s Note: The US’ fed­er­al pub­lic health emer­gency for Covid-19 is set to ex­pire at the end of to­day, May 11.

The CDC will change the way it re­ports Covid-19 da­ta once the fed­er­al health emer­gency ends, the agency an­nounced Fri­day.

Start­ing May 11, the CDC will no longer re­port na­tion­al ag­gre­gate week­ly Covid case counts or com­mu­ni­ty trans­mis­sion lev­els, the agency said. Case counts have be­come less rep­re­sen­ta­tive of ac­tu­al in­fec­tion rates due to in­creased use of home tests, changes in re­port­ing prac­tices and asymp­to­matic cas­es, the agency said.

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