For weeks now Northern Ireland's Covid-19 statistics have been moving in the right direction.
With only a handful of new cases being diagnosed every day, the number of Covid-19 patients needing hospital treatment has also dropped significantly.
In fact, there were only eight confirmed Covid-19 inpatients here on Friday, with one person in an intensive care unit.
As the spread of the virus has decreased, the social distancing measures have been relaxed - family and friends are allowed to meet in larger groups, shops have pulled up their shutters and people who have been shielding for the past three months are preparing to take their first tentative steps back into the world.
However, the news of an outbreak in the Causeway Coast and Glens area this week has been a hammer blow to those hoping that life is finally returning to normal.
It has emerged that the cluster of positive cases is linked to a karaoke party at a house on the outskirts of Limavady and that a microphone was passed around partygoers, helping the virus to spread and sparking the current outbreak.
Not only that, but singing has also been identified as a high-risk activity in the current Covid-19 climate as the heavier breathing involved enables infected droplets to travel further. This is precisely why hymns have been banned at church services.
And so, the number of diagnosed cases is now beginning to rise again - as of Friday, there were 19 more confirmed cases in Northern Ireland, with 19 people testing positive for the virus in the Causeway Coast and Glens area over the past seven days.
It is clear that Limavady and the surrounding areas are now at the centre of Covid-19 spike, the full effects of which cannot yet be predicted.
It's certainly a matter of consternation for people living in the area who are regarded as extremely vulnerable to the virus, coming just weeks before shielding is paused.
Experts have conceded that it isn't always possible to track everyone down and so we must be prepared for the possibility that the number of positive cases may continue to rise in the coming days - even beyond Limavady itself
It is also fair to surmise that the virus may have travelled over the mountain towards Coleraine, Portrush and potentially beyond.
This will, of course, have implications given the fact the North Coast is a popular day trip destination for people from all over.
Health officials are currently undertaking a trace, test and isolate programme to try and halt the spread of Covid-19, but the system itself has limitations.
Experts have conceded that it isn't always possible to track everyone down and so we must be prepared for the possibility that the number of positive cases may continue to rise in the coming days - even beyond Limavady itself.
And with an increase in cases, there is a growing likelihood that more people will require hospital treatment.
Of course, we don't know the ages and medical history of all of those who have been infected, but it isn't too far a leap to say that someone may even lose their life.
It is a sobering thought, but it is the tragic reality now that Covid-19 is endemic in the community.
Looking back, the Health Minister and Chief Medical Officer have warned that complacency cannot be allowed to set in and commenting on the Limavady cluster on Thursday, Robin Swann said he was not surprised by the outbreak.
Health officials have said repeatedly that this would happen as social distancing measures were relaxed and on Friday, Dr Tom Black, chair of the British Medical Association's NI Council, said we will continue to see similar outbreaks in the coming months.
However, the future is very much in our hands; it is our responsibility to keep each other safe.
There are so many measures we can adopt to stop the spread of the virus.
Frequent handwashing, maintaining an appropriate distance from others, and wearing a face covering in an enclosed space - they will all go some way to slow the spread of Covid-19.
No one wants to return to the full lockdown that was put in place in March but if we can't bring clusters like these under control, then that is what we are heading for
The cluster in Limavady is a warning shot and it is welcome that some local organisations are taking it seriously, with 10 Derry GAA clubs suspending activity as a "precautionary measure".
There has even been talk of a local lockdown, and it is a very real possibility if the number of cases diagnosed in the area continues on the same trajectory.
No one wants to return to the full lockdown that was put in place in March but if we can't bring clusters like these under control, then that is what we are heading for.
Doctors and scientists have warned that this is a potentially more dangerous period than during the original outbreak.
There is no doubt that complacency has set in, there is a certain fatigue with social distancing.
The fact that we haven't experienced the predicted thousands of fatalities has to some extent contributed to this.
However, the cluster in Limavady should act as a reminder that Covid-19 is as dangerous and as insidious as ever.