Texas Sees Devastating Increase in Level of COVID Cases Not Seen Since February
Here we go again, because of the vaccine hesitancy now we are seeing a third wave of COVID-19 in Texas.
According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, we have once again hit the 10,000 cases a day straining the health system in the state for the first time since February.
But city and county governments across the state are pushing back on the bans that Governor Abbott has put in place now that a judge in San Antonio has granted a temporary restraining order so San Antonio and Bexar County schools can require students to wear masks.
On Monday, COVID hospitalizations across the state hit 10,041, the most Texas has seen since 10,259 on February 4, 2021.
The parts of the state seeing the biggest increase is the Coastal Bend and Rio Grande Valley areas of south Texas.
Houston's Memorial Herman Health System CEO David Callendar is concerned about the rate of acceleration of the new Delta variant.
"What’s a little bit scary about this one is that the rate of acceleration of new cases, the rate of acceleration of hospitalizations is as high as we’ve ever seen it. We’re not sure exactly how this current surge will peak, when it will peak, what the duration will be,” said Callender.
Gov. Abbott announced earlier this week that the state would be calling on staffing agencies out of state to help with the surge but the problem with that is, most other states are seeing significant increases too.
Don't listen to misinformation and talk to your doctor about the vaccine so we can get this variant under control before it can get any worse.