COVID-19 cases continue to surge throughout Texas as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. New data shows that for many Texas counties, the number of cases may be reaching a tipping point.
According to a website created by the Brown University School of Public Health, in July, researchers and public health experts created a color-coded COVID-19 risk level map based on the number of new daily cases.
Because the data is calculated by the number of cases per population size, in the KVUE viewing area, only Mason and Burnet counties are currently at the red risk level, according to the data. Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Llano, Lee and Gillespie counties are at the orange level, where, according to the framework, “stay-at-home orders and/or rigorous test and trace programs [are] advised.” Blanco, Caldwell, Fayette and Milam counties are at the yellow level.
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services dashboard, Harris County leads the state in the total number of COVID-19 cases, with 178,811 as of Nov. 20.