Daily hospitalizations peaked in July 2020 for Dallas County, according to Southwestern Medical School and their preferred sources, and has declined on average ever since. This continues to be great news. The hospitals are not near over-run, which was the original intent of our community mitigation. The first two images demonstrate this.
The viral spread is very low currently. This is evident in the third and fourth images. Naturally, this is great news, through August 28, 2020.
Further, the area counties all peaked in the percentage of doctor visits that were due to COVID-like symptoms, around July 4, 2020. This has been decreasing ever since for all the area counties.
With all this, it is evident that we as a community “get it.” May we continue our personal mitigation procedures to keep these trends moving towards an end to this pandemic. Please wear a mask when social distancing of six feet is more difficult over time. This includes distancing from family members who do not reside in our households. The virus cannot tell who our family members are .
May we continue to wash our hands many times daily. May we stay home when we are sick. May we protect those who are most vulnerable; including the aged, and those with chronic conditions or co-morbidities. Our ending this pandemic thing depends on each one of us. We are responsible for community mitigation, not our mayors, judges, governors, nor our national government. This is up to us.
May we rely on our foundational sources for strength; facts, logic, and faith.