Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that the Houston Health Department reported a record-high 18 new COVID-19 deaths within the city on Friday in an end of week press conference. The previous single-day record of 16 new deaths was reported on July 15.
Houston’s COVID-19 death toll now sits at 450, and there have been 729 coronavirus deaths reported in Harris County and Houston combined. The Houston Health Department reported 1,554 new COVID-19 cases within the city on Friday, which puts the cumulative total of confirmed cases between Harris County and Houston at 72,964 since the start of the pandemic.
Turner stressed that while local hospital occupancy levels have seen a slight decrease over the past week, the pandemic is still raging rapidly in the Houston area. Dr...Read More