For those keeping up with the daily trends of COVID-19 cases in Texas, every day holds new surprises. Statistics are rollercoastering from nearly 2,000 reported cases in a single day to under 600. Just on Sunday, May 31, 2020, Texas saw the highest number of new COVID-19 confirmed cases in a single day, after seeing another record-breaking number only three days before.
With testing facilities increasing while more people go out shopping, eating, and socializing during phase 2 of Governor Abbott's reopening plan, officials are keeping track of the state's safety measures to check if Texas is seeing rising, stable, or declining numbers.
The daily numbers keep spiking and falling. On Sunday, the state saw 1,949 new confirmed cases, making it the highest number counted in a single day.
This comes after a short dip in cases from the previous two days, May 29 and 30, with 1,230 and 1,332 new cases each day respectively.
The day before that, on May 28, however, the state had hit a record of highest new count in a single day with 1,855.
Texas Department of State Health Services provides interactive charts and maps for those looking for information on the novel coronavirus in their area.
Above is a chart that the TDSHS shared on their Instagram last Friday with new local stats.
The detailed charts and images show the number of new cases per day, along with trends in specific counties, fatality and recovery counts, case demographics, and more.
As of this Monday, the TDSHS reported that Texas has seen more than 64,000 total confirmed cases across the state, with over 42,000 estimated recoveries and over 1,500 deaths.
National Public Radio, or NPR, states that Texas sits at #7 on the list of top affected states in the U.S.
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Their data comes from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, with reports taken from the CDC, WHO, and national and local health departments.
Over the weekend, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins took to social media to share with his followers that life after COVID-19 "mustn't return to normal" and that citizens should continue to practice caution and safety.