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Congratulations Texas

We are the first state to reach 1,000,000 COVID19 cases. Here is a quick report of the current status of our state…

We just moved into the “red” tipping point zone with 25.7 daily cases per 100,000. Transmission is accelerating (state R(t)=1.13) and hospitals are strained.

As of this morning, there are particularly worrisome areas (for their own reasons, see below)…

El Paso (TSA [Trauma Service Area] I)

  • One of the worst hotspots in the nation
  • 123.1 daily new cases per 100,000
  • Test Positivity Rate: 24%
  • Hospitalization: 45% COVID19 patients
  • ICU: 63% COVID19 patients
  • R(t)=1.16

Amarillo (TSA A)

  • Cases are increasing the fastest in the state (increase 162% in one week)
  • 77 daily new cases per 100,000
  • Test Positivity Rate: 16%
  • Hospitalization: 35% COVID19 patients
  • ICU: 70% COVID19 patients
  • R(t)=1.79

Lubbock (TSA B)

  • 85 daily new cases per 100,000
  • Test Positivity Rate: 16%
  • Hospitalization: 23% COVID19 patients
  • ICU: 22% COVID19 patients
  • R(t)=1.12

Others areas to look out for:

  • Waco (TSA M) increasing at alarming rates (60% increase in past week)
  • Victoria (TSA S) increasing at alarming rates (44% increase in past week)
  • Wichita Falls (TSA C) ICU is 53% COVID19 patients
  • There are 13 counties with a TPR > 30%: Andrews, Bailey, Childress, Coke, Cottle, Fisher, Hall, Hansford, Haskel, Hutchinson, Parmer, Sutton and Terry

Love, YLE

Data Sources: www.texaspandemic.org and Harvard COVID19 suppression

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