The “COVID-19 Community Spread Levels” infographic is a visual overview of the 7-Day Rolling Rate of COVID-19.
The NET Health 7-Day Rolling Rate calculates the average number of all COVID-positive cases from the previous seven days. That answer is then divided by the population of the county, then multiplied by 100,000, and that final number is the 7-Day Rolling Rate.
Each week, the 7-Day Rolling Rates for each county will be updated on this webpage.
The numbers within the below infographic relate to persons of any age who tests positive, and that this infographic should not be used as the only base of information for businesses, neighborhoods, school districts, worksites, or cities to consider future decisions.
It is a new resource for everyone to use but other sources of information still need to be referenced for your local decision making processes.
Please note that the above calculations do not currently factor in potential cases of reinfections or inmate positive cases as they are in a closed population setting.
The rate number for areas with prisons may be potentially higher if there is undetected crossover spread between outbreaks in inmate/employee populations to the employee/outside-of-prison interactions within the community.
Hyperlinks to the 'Additional References' provided by the Texas Medical Association
The novel COronaVIrus Disease that first started in 2019 (a.k.a. COVID-19) is named after the crownlike spikes that protrude from its surface.