Tarrant County COVID-19 Spread Level May Be Lowered, Official Says – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth – Community News
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Tarrant County COVID-19 Spread Level May Be Lowered, Official Says – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

As hospital admissions and the number of COVID-19 cases decrease in Tarrant County, overall transmission levels may also improve.

Since July, the spread of COVID-19 in Tarrant County has been marked as “high.”

“If everything is correct and the data is stable, we will lower that level of scatter from high to substantial,” Taneja said.

Reducing the spread levels is dependent on two factors: the positivity rate remains below 10% and the total number of cases is below 100 cases per 100,000 people. According to Taneja’s briefing to provincial commissioners on Tuesday, all indicators used to measure COVID-19 trends are declining.

“It’s a relative thing. We are still quite spread out. There’s a lot of disease activity out there, but we’re seeing it on the way down. So we’re excited about that,” he says. “We’re going into the holidays. We’re seeing an uptick in activity in Europe. Travel has just opened internationally so there’s always something to be wary of and this could be one of those.” “good times are to keep wearing a mask. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, there’s plenty to do.”

With Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine now approved for children ages 5 to 11, county leaders are holding talks with school districts about vaccine sites. On Saturdays, a mass vaccination center will open at the Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center in Arlington from 10am to 2pm.

Taneja said the clinic will open to people outside the Arlington Independent School District and while their focus is on the 5-11 age group, anyone eligible for a vaccine is welcome. There are approximately 204,000 children between the ages of 5 and 11 in Tarrant County.

Tarrant County leaders stressed on Tuesday that precautions still need to be taken even as COVID-19 data shows a positive trend.

“Let’s stay diligent about this and get the vaccine. We have a holiday coming up. We don’t want a wave coming through that deal,” Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley said.