Every day COVID instances stay considerably increased than pre-holidays

HOUSTON — Common new every day COVID-19 instances within the Higher Houston space are down from a mid-January peak, however are considerably increased than pre-holiday surge numbers, in keeping with a KHOU 11 evaluation of public well being division information.

For the 5 largest counties within the space — Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Montgomery — the seven-day rolling common on Jan. 15 was 4,623 every day new instances.

Since then, that mixed common has dropped to three,482, a 24% lower. Harris County noticed the most important drop — 32%, with a present rolling common of two,176 instances in comparison with 3,199 on the mid-January peak.

Well being officers, like Metropolis of Houston Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Persse, described the numbers as “getting barely higher.”

However there’s a flip aspect to the information.

In comparison with Christmas, the present rolling common is 24% increased for every day new COVID instances throughout the five-county space.

The rolling every day new case common is 74% increased than pre-Thanksgiving ranges and a staggering 316% increased than the week earlier than Halloween.

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