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The peak of deaths in Texas could arrive earlier than predicted; it would be in April and not in May

The peak of deaths in Texas could arrive earlier than predicted; it would be in April and not in May

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The peak of deaths in Texas could arrive earlier than predicted; it would be in April and not in May

The peak of deaths in Texas could arrive earlier than predicted; it would be in April and not in May

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic could sting in Texas earlier than previously predicted.

The updated information from a study carried out by the Institute of Sanitary Measurements, University of Washington, indicates that the state’s peak of deaths could come days earlier than had been projected a week ago.

Specialists analyze the data daily and observe trends related to the pandemic in the different states of the United States.

“The first forecasts indicated that the peak of deaths would be during the first days of May and now the data indicates that it could be in the last days of April,” said Dr. Peter Hotez of Baylor College of Medicine.

The peak of deaths nationwide, according to projections from the University of Washington Institute for Sanitary Measurements, would be on April 15.

The peak of deaths in Texas would come days later, but sooner than initially predicted. The peak date in Texas could be April 19, four days after the national date.

“The models are constantly changing and are based on new information that is coming, this causes constant changes in the forecasts,” added the doctor.

The information takes into account factors such as the number of patients who are admitted to hospitals, those who have been successfully treated and those who have tested positive for COVID-19.

The doctor said that because of the large state and the different demographics, it is difficult to analyze Texas.

“To think that the pandemic is identical in El Paso and Houston is not very likely,” Hotez said.

Health officials continue to stress the importance of aggressively practicing social distance in the coming weeks.

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