COVID-19 continues to spread in the Houston area, though there is less information available now for the public to discern trends. That partly is because the rise in at-home testing has reduced the amount of data available since those test results are not reported.
The Houston area also lost one data tracking resource this week when the Texas Medical Center stopped updating its COVID-19 online dashboard after more than two years of publicly posting numbers. The medical center’s dashboard showed 485 new cases on Monday, when the final weekly update posted. The medical center attributed its decision to the ability to effectively manage the virus within the community, according to a statement posted to its website.