If you live in the Lone Star State medical experts predict this coronavirus nonsense is a long way from being done.
The "peak" of coronavirus cases in Texas is expected to take place on or around May 2nd, 2020.
Leaders on Tuesday extended the stay-home-work-safe order for Harris County and Houston until the end of April. Just a few days later is when experts predict the peak of the coronavirus outbreak will happen in Texas.
Dr. Paul Klotman, of the Baylor College of Medicine, said during Tuesday’s announcement that the worst point in the COVID-19 outbreak in Texas is about four weeks away, but that came with a caveat – strict social distancing must be maintained.
“If we don’t, and we track along New York City’s infection rate or Italy’s infection rate, not only do we exceed our peak of being able to take care of people, but we push the peak out about another four weeks,” Klotman said. “So rather than being at home for four weeks, it’s more like eight weeks.”
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 29: During a press conference at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas Governor Greg Abbott holds a new executive order, Sunday, March 29, 2020. He also announced the US Army Corps of Engineers and the state are putting up a 250-bed field hospital at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas. The space can expand to nearly 1,400 beds. Joining him are U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Brigadier General Paul Owen (left) and Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd (behind). (Photo by Tom Fox-Pool/Getty Images)