It doesn't mean that more people are getting sick. It doesn't mean that more people are dying. It basically means that they are finding out that more and more people that have it show NO symptoms, do NOT get sick, and do not die from it.
So they may find "Ten Thousand New Cases!" via testing, but the hospitals are still basically empty here, I still know extremely few people that have even had it, and if they did, it was just a light case of the flu ..
... so when I see about "New Cases" here it doesn't mean a whole lot to me.
Is it different there?