After including over 289,000 new instances all through the final week, the U.S. now has greater than 33.7 million confirmed instances of COVID-19. There have been greater than 600,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the very best demise toll of any nation.
New instances proceed to rise at a quicker rate. In the previous week, there have been a median of 10.3 every day new coronavirus instances per 100,000 Americans — a rise from the week prior, when there have been a median of 4.2 every day new coronavirus instances per 100,000 individuals.
While COVID-19 has unfold to almost each a part of the nation, cities proceed to be the websites of main outbreaks. Experts agree that the virus is extra more likely to unfold in group settings the place giant numbers of individuals routinely have shut contact with each other, similar to faculties, nursing properties, bars, and eating places. Metropolitan areas with a excessive diploma of connectivity between neighborhoods and a big inhabitants could also be significantly at-risk.
The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, metro space consists of Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, and 6 different counties. In the previous week, there have been a median of 10.1 new coronavirus instances on daily basis per 100,000 Houston residents, according to the nationwide determine. The metro space’s common every day case progress in the latest week is a rise from the week prior, when there was a median of 4.2 every day new instances per 100,000 Houston residents.
The unfold of coronavirus will depend on quite a lot of components and might fluctuate even between neighboring counties. Within the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro space, COVID-19 is rising the quickest in Chambers County. There had been a median of twenty-two.5 new instances per day per 100,000 residents in Chambers County throughout the previous week, the many of the 9 counties in Houston with accessible knowledge.
Case progress within the Houston metro space varies extensively on the county stage. In Liberty County, for instance, there have been a median of seven.1 new instances per day per 100,000 residents up to now week — the least of any county in Houston and way over the case progress rate in Chambers County.
Just as Chambers County is driving the expansion of COVID-19 within the Houston space, it additionally has the very best incidence of instances general. As of July 22, there have been a complete of 13,008.1 confirmed instances per 100,000 residents in Chambers County, the many of the 9 counties within the metro space. For comparability, the U.S. has to this point reported 10,391.7 instances per 100,000 Americans nationwide.