Texas Hits Record Of Over 1,000 New COVID-19 Cases Per Day For 5 Days Straight
Safety measures are still in place.
Texas officially began its reopening procedures on May 1, 2020, and since then, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Texas has been pretty rocky. There have been multiple days in a row where locals have seen over 1,000 new cases per day, with some big dips in numbers in between. However, the past five days straight, from May 8 to May 12, have all been at or over 1,000 new positive cases per day.
The 5-day streak of overmay not be linked directly to Texas' reopening since there's an incubation period before symptoms can start showing up.
May 8, 2020, showed 1,219 new positive cases, following May 7 where 968 were reported. Since then, the state has seen over 1,000 each day, with 1,179 new ones recorded yesterday, May 12.
Along with the state's reopening came an increase in testing across many of its cities. Though those efforts have been ramped up, the Lone Star State is reportedly falling short when it comes to per capita testing.
The Texas Department of Human Health Services has an interactive map where you can find information about all the cases across Texas.
The map and charts share demographics, cases per day, and numbers by county.
The COVID-19 resource is available to the general public.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has been taking to Twitter to share updates on what he is up to, with his most recent tweet revealing that he and his team are "focusing on opening our economy while also keeping Texas safe from COVID-19."
The state continues to slowly open back up, withpitching their plan to reopen as soon as this Friday so they can also get back to work.
Help from the government has been received across the state, with many grants, loans, and donations being sent to hospitals, health care providers, and renters who needed it.
On May 10, 2020, Abbott tweeted that "nearly $635 million was sent this week to rural healthcare providers in Texas" and he thanked "US Health & Human Services for their support."