COVID-19 Status in East Texas

At 14 confirmed cases in Smith County, we have the highest per-capita infection rate in the state of Texas.

“Even if the country cut its rate of transmission in half — a tall order — some 650,000 people might become infected in the next two months.

“The growth is driven by Americans with mild symptoms who are carrying and spreading the virus without being aware that they have it, the researchers say. The number of undetected cases — 11 times more than has been officially reported, they estimate — reflects how far behind the United States has fallen in testing for the virus.”

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/20/us/coronavirus-model-us-outbreak.html