Dr. Peter Hotez, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, says if the spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue, the city of Houston could become the worst-impacted city in the U.S.
“We are potentially facing a very serious public health threat,” he says.
During a briefing on Monday, Mayor Sylvester Turner reported 1,789 new COVID-19 cases, adding to Houston’s total of 14,322.
This message comes hours after Gov. Greg Abbott said COVID-19 is “spreading at an unacceptable rate in Texas” after an alarming spike in cases across the state.
“Hospitalizations for COVID-19 average just over 1,600 a day in the latter part of May,” explained the governor.
To state the obvious, COVID-19 is now spreading at an unacceptable rate in Texas, and it must be corralled.”