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Nov 05

November 5, 2020 TML Coronavirus Update #146

Posted on November 5, 2020 at 4:36 PM by TML Staff

Urgent Updates


How might census reporting rates affect future Coronavirus recovery operations?


According to this article by the National League of Cities, census counts, of which there were several expected undercounts in parts of Texas, will likely have an effect on vaccine distribution among other things.


How are Coronavirus numbers in Texas looking?


They are increasing. Yesterday (Wednesday), according to an article in The Texas Tribune, El Paso reported 3,100 new cases, breaking the previous daily record by more than 1,000.


Statewide, the testing positivity rate (legacy method) rose to 9.3 percent, compared to a recent low of 5.3 percent in late September. (See the TXDSHS dashboard for daily numbers.)


Total hospitalized persons in Texas who were positive for COVID-19 were 5,936 on Tuesday, the highest since August 19.


How are national Coronavirus cases looking?


According to the Financial Times Coronavirus Tracker (a very useful national and worldwide source of Coronavirus information by the way), the seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in the U.S. this week peaked at 84,641, the highest since the pandemic began in March.


Despite increasing cases, COVID-19 deaths are not increasing at the same rate. Again according to the Financial Times Coronavirus Tracker, the seven-day rolling average of daily U.S. deaths sits at 839, fairly steady since early June, and down from a high of 2,105 in mid-April.


Further Updates


Where can I find archived issues of the TML Coronavirus Updates?


TML Coronavirus Updates are archived by date here and by subject here.