Dallas, TX – In the last couple of weeks, the number of new Covid-19 cases has been steadily increasing nationwide. Per the New York Times Covid-19 tracker, America recorded 234,228 new cases on July 6 reaching 107,879 cases on average per day which is 11% increase in the 14-day change report.
There is also an increasing number of new Covid-19 cases in the North Texas area. The rising number of cases prompted the local health officials to raise to Covid-19 risk level to yellow, which means “Proceed carefully.”
Yellow on the color-coded risk level system means that there is a low risk of transmission, but people in the area should still be careful.
Due to the very low number of cases and low transmission risk, the local health officials lowered the risk level to “green” back in April. The green level, which means ‘new normal until you are vaccinated’, is the lowest level of Covid-19 risk on the color-coded scale and the April’s change was the first of its kind since the start of the pandemic.
Officials with the Public Health Committee said increasing the risk level to yellow comes due to the fact that a huge number of people in the Dallas County area are still unvaccinated. In addition, a decent number of vaccinated people haven’t received all of the doses, while a decent number of the fully vaccinated are not boosted.
The local health officials once again reminded the local residents that vaccination remains the best weapon we have in battling the deadly virus and a high vaccination rate is the only way out of the pandemic.