Texarkana, Texas 2020-11-21 11:04:50 –
Austin (KXAN) —Thanksgiving Week can be an important or dangerous turning point for at least 100 Texas counties.
At least 120 Lone Star counties are currently at red-level COVID-19 risk levels, according to new data from Harvard University. In other words, there are currently more than 25 cases per 100,000 people.
Harris County leads Texas, with the fifth highest number of confirmed cases nationwide, at 178,811. The county is home to Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States. The death toll is the 10th highest in the country, with 2,943 reported deaths as of Saturday.
Dallas County, including Dallas, has 113,754 incidents following Harris. Tarrant County is the third largest state in the state, with 87,536 cases.
According to the Harvard Risk Dashboard, the “turning point” level suggests that a curfew is needed.
But despite the surge in numbers, Governor Greg Abbott said earlier this week that no more blockades would occur.
In an interview on a Dallas radio show, Governor Abbott said: “There is no further blockade in Texas. Our focus is to heal people infected with COVID, expedite them from hospitals, and ensure they return to normal life. . “
However, as Thanksgiving approaches, holidays can be a turning point for disasters, as they create a desire to meet with family and friends.
Only the four Texas counties with the lowest risk of COVID-19 epidemic (green level) will attend Thanksgiving. Motley and King counties in northern Texas, Cherokee county in eastern Texas, and Kenedy county in southern Texas.
Of these four, King County has the lowest number of cases, with only one confirmed as of Saturday.
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