Just after seventeen days after Texas Governor Greg Abbott lifted COVID-19 restrictions, including masks mandates allowing businesses to operate at a hundred percent capacity and made masks optional, the state is still reporting decreases in new cases and hospitalizations. Furthermore, the governor championed the success of his state in a Friday night tweet that today Texas recorded the lowest seven-day coronavirus positivity rate since the calculation of the statistics. The current ratio is now 5.43%.
He said that his administration recorded the largest daily number of coronavirus vaccines administered to Texans: 342,849. More Texan residents will keep down the positivity rate, he said, though adding that receiving vaccines will keep down the positivity rate of the cases, though adding that receiving the vaccine jabs was always voluntary.
Today Texas recorded the lowest 7-day Covid positivity rate since that data began being calculated: 5.43%.
We also recorded the largest daily number of vaccines administered to Texans: 342,849.
More Texans getting vaccines will keep down the positivity rate.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 26, 2021
On Saturday, Texas state-reported around 2239 new COVID-19 infections, approximately five hundred fewer cases on average from the last week, according to the statistics from the health department of the state. On the other hand, Joe Biden, the President of the United States, slammed the decision of Gov. Abbott – which Mississippi state shortly follow the decision by similar mandate removals.
Health Officials warmed states against lifting measures
Joe Biden told reporters earlier this month that they will have enough vaccine jabs for every American to get every adult to receive a shot at the May end. Moreover, the last thing the administration needs is Neanderthal thinking. As states increased the number of vaccines administered in the arms of people, while the health officials warned the officials against lifting protective measures rapidly, as extremely transmissible COVID-19 variants are on the rise.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said at a White House press briefing on Friday that as Texas reported decreased new cases, the country reported a seven percent increase over the last week, with an average of around seven thousand cases daily. Walensky said that he remains deeply concerned about the trajectory. His administration seen new coronavirus cases and hospital admissions move from historic declines to increases and stagnations. If the administration does not control things now, there is a real potential for the pandemic curve to surge again.
Walensky further adds that the United States is vaccinating around 2.5 million people daily, with more than 140 million doses administered so far – a trend that means the bulk of the American population receive vaccination by mid-June if there are no problems with the production and distribution of the vaccine. The director also concluded that please keep wearing a mask and taking the public health actions now that may have a tendency to reverse these concerning trends.