The New Normal: Why is the number of coronavirus cases in our area rising so quickly?

News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Dr. Hugh Cassiere in today's The New Normal to talk about the rise of coronavirus cases in the tri-state area.
Are cases rising because of new variants, pandemic fatigue and travel or a combination of all of this?
Although nationwide test positivity continues to tick up, testing is declining. The average number of tests has decreased by 12.2% nationally. With less tests, fewer cases are being discovered, leaving the possibility that states are missing potential community spread. Dr. Cassiere discusses the decline:
Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration updated guidance to say the Eli Lilly therapy on its own may not work as well against variants - but still be used as a combo drug. Dr. Cassiere talks about the therapeutics and the variants: