Every town and city in the world has been affected in some way by Covid-19, some areas worse than others. If you’re a Texas resident, you may be wondering which counties have been hardest hit by Covid-19. Let’s take a look.
The 5 counties in Texas hardest hit by Covid-19
According to data available from the Center for Research Computing’s Spatial Studies Lab at Rice University in May 2021, these five Texas counties currently have the higher number of confirmed cases.
- Harris (395k)
- Dallas (301k)
- Tarrant (258k)
- Bexar (220k)
- El Paso (135k)
If you live in one of these counties, it’s important to take precautions such as social distancing, wearing a mask, and washing your hands frequently. These measures can reduce your risk of catching Covid-19.
The importance of testing
Getting tested for Covid-19 is one of the most important things you can do to prevent the spread of the virus and protect those around you, especially if you live in one of the Texas counties hardest hit by Covid-19 where community transmission is still very high.
Regardless of whether you get the RT-PCR nasal swab or antigen test, the process is simple. A nurse will use a nasal swab to collect a sample from your sinus cavity. They will then either process the sample onsite or package it and send it to a lab for processing, depending on the type of test you choose.
Your results will return in as little as 15 minutes for the antigen test, in 30 minutes for the rapid PCR test, or within 3 business days for the standard RT-PCR test.
What are your testing options?
If you need to get tested, you have several options.
- Community testing centers: These are in-person testing locations such as clinics, select doctors offices, drive-in locations, and community testing centers.
- DIY Kits: Kits that you can obtain from select pharmacies, grocery stores, or online which you self-administer and send to a lab for processing.
- In-home medical services: Specialized medical providers that send clinicians to your home to administer the test, process the sample and provide medical guidance if the test is positive.
It’s important to remember that some community testing centers have restrictions about who they can test. Some locations may not be able to test children under a certain age or seniors over a certain age. It’s important to check before you book an appointment to save yourself time.
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Get The Whole Family Tested With Drip Hydration
If you live in one of the Texas counties hardest hit by Covid-19 and think you have been exposed to someone with an active case of the virus, it’s important to get the entire family tested. Drip Hydration can help Dallas residents with in-home Covid testing.
One of our nurses comes to your home for your appointment and can test everyone in your household at one time. We offer group discounts and can test family members of all ages, saving you the hassle of multiple appointments or trips to different testing locations.
Give us a call with any questions, or book an appointment with us using the button below.