"Arguments for, against COVID-19 ‘plateau’" by: Mike Reddell

   There are two arguments that could be made on whether COVID-19 cases have reached a plateau, said Aaron Fox with Matagorda Regional Medical Center (MRMC).
   “My guess is the word ‘plateau’ is being used a lot right now to reference the number of new COVID-19 infections in Texas since about Feb. 21, said Fox, MRMC’s Chief Business Development Officer and Public Information Officer. 
   “When you look at our state numbers, two arguments can legitimately be made,” he added. 
   “The first argument is that our numbers week-over-week are going down, which may lead some to conclude that the numbers of new infections may continue to go down. 
   “The second view, which is a slightly more cautious view but equally supported by historical data, is that we hit the floor of new cases somewhere around Feb. 21 and have plateaued.” 
   Fox points out the most pronounced example of a plateau may be seen in state numbers between roughly Sept. 10 and Oct. 10. 

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