Texas is doing OK in the Covid-19 battle

Here is a snapshot of the latest statistics on the COVID-19 virus in Texas and how we compare to the U.S. totals.

All in all Texas has fared better than most of the other states in the country as far as cases/per capita. We have a population of over 29 million people making as the second most populated state in the union or 8.7% of the total population.

Texas represents 3.2% of the total confirmed cases and 1.5% of the total fatalities in the U.S.

As far as the number of tests given in Texas, we have performed 906,074 to date. Of the population in Texas that has been tested, only 6% have tested positive. We have confirmed 55,971 cases in Texas with Williamson County reporting 565 confirmed cases with Travis County reporting 2933 confirmed cases.

The numbers are not too bad, but sadly 1,527 Texans have lost their lives to date and 22 of those were in Williamson County. We rank 19th in fatalities out of 109 counties that are reporting. The highest number of fatalities in a county is Harris County with 221 fatalities. Travis County ranks 4th out of the 109 counties reporting with 85 fatalities.

To give you a better feel for who is most likely in Texas to be infected we have a chart that illustrates infections by age group.

Those between 20-years-of-age through 49-years-of-age make up over half the confirmed cases. However, ¾ of the fatalities are in the 60-year-old thru the 80+ year-olds.

Now that we are in the reopening phase we may see an increase in the numbers for some time. The effects of our Labor Day activities will begin to show up in 5 to 6 days. Those who may have been exposed to the virus and have been infected will begin to see symptoms by the 5th or 6th day.

I hope you can get out and enjoy the weather over the next few days but we still urge some caution.

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