Texas Ranks 40th In The Nation For New Covid-19 Cases

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According to new new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Johns Hopkins University, Texas ranks 40th in new Covid-19 cases with just 161 new cases per 100,000 people in Texas over the past two weeks.  Adding to the good news, 37% of the Texas population has received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine with the state’s trajectory being it will reach 50% by the end of May.  With the estimated 30% of the state’s population having already had Covid-19 (most had it but had no symptoms and didn’t know they had it but based on a study that showed 33% testing positive for Covid-19 antibodies) having natural immunity, that brings the total number of people currently having at least some immunity to 67% and by the end of May up to 80%. In the beginning, Texas’ death toll per 100,000 residents ranked 23rd in the nation, but because Texas is so large, being the second most populous state, the Texas total death was the third highest in the nation.