It is hard to believe, but we are moving into the seventh month since the coronavirus pandemic began, changing lives, livelihoods, and routines for almost everyone. We know that many members of the Northland family have been impacted by COVID-19—some in deeply personal ways.
Here in Texas, there were 739,222 confirmed cases, with 15,533 deaths (as of September 29). That is almost three percent of all Texans.
Harris, Tarrant, and Bexar counties represent 44.7% of new cases in the state over the last three weeks. However, despite having more than 73,000 coronavirus cases in the city of Houston, the positivity rate is continuing to go down. As of this past Tuesday morning, the rate was at 5.6%.
Although we are seeing some positive trends, we know that we need to maintain consistent COVID-19 protocols and not let our guard down.