UTSW COVID-19 model predicts surge in advance of Fourth of July holiday
DALLAS – June 22, 2020 – Revised DFW model shows a dramatic spike in DFW hospitalizations related to COVID, predicting a potential 20% surge over the next two weeks along with growth in the number of additional infections caused by each infected person, which means infections will continue to grow.
UTSW experts made a public plea to wear masks and minimize exposure as businesses return to normal during a June 22 press conference.
- Mujeeb Basit, M.D., UTSW Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine/Cardiology
- Amneris Luque, M.D., UTSW Professor of Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease
- Julie Trivedi, M.D., UTSW Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease
About UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty has received six Nobel Prizes, and includes 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 16 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 13 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. The full-time faculty of more than 2,500 is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide care in about 80 specialties to more than 105,000 hospitalized patients, nearly 370,000 emergency room cases, and oversee approximately 3 million outpatient visits a year.