Were very close.: Why Harris County Judge says shes not yet ready to lower COVID-19 threat level but could do so soon – KPRC Click2Houston

HOUSTON– As key metrics like the infection rate and ICU hospitalizations pattern downward for the first time in months, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo says its not yet time to minimize the countys COVID-19 threat level.At present, Harris County is at the highest threat level: Red level 1. Hidalgo told KPRC 2 Monday that scaling back to orange on the COVID-19 Threat Level system is on the horizon.Harris County COVID-19 Threat Level System (KPRC)”We can go to orange in a matter of days, you understand, a week or two.”The positivity rate in Harris County is around 8% we required to be at five.

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