Titus County reported ten new confirmed cases Friday and Saturday (Jul 17-18) for 1,081 with 739 estimated recoveries, and 224 active.
“Confirmed cases” is a statistic that is cumulative from the time tracking began earlier in 2020. It will continue to increase, whether active cases rise or decline.
However, there is no downward trend in the number of new active cases daily. You should follow the requirements for wearing masks, social distancing, and sanitizing to reduce the virus’s spread. Demands placed upon hospitals and healthcare providers are increasing statewide.
While the word “recovered” seems to indicate that the person is over the virus and healthy, it means in this methodology that the person did not die, and they are not contagious any longer.
Recovered is determined by a computer algorithm that looks for cases 14 days after a patient entered into the system and flags the case as recovered. No one checks with the person to verify their current condition.
Long Term Effects
Stats report many people as recovered, but they are still experiencing poor health conditions that may or may not go away with time. Healthcare experts are also warning that recovered people can also develop future health problems due to having the virus.