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COVID-19, a new coronavirus which began spreading rapidly in mid-March, has officially been considered a global pandemic. The number of cases in the United States but also here in Houston are growing by the day. Daily life has been disrupted, “social distancing” has become the norm and more.

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Here are the latest updates:

UPDATE: June 5

Here are the updated numbers regarding the novel coronavirus in Southeast, Texas:

  • Total number of cases: 22,071
  • Number of deaths: 461
  • Number of recoveries: 8,437

Top County Breakdown:

  • Houston (8,231 cases, 136 deaths, 2,010 recoveries)
  • Harris County (5,372 cases, 111 deaths, 3,294 recoveries)
  • Fort Bend County (2,117 cases, 47 deaths, 783 recoveries)
  • Walker County (1,756 cases, 28 deaths, 87 recoveries)
  • Brazoria County (1,095 cases, 12 deaths, 528 recoveries)
  • Montgomery County (1,053 cases, 26 deaths, 549 recoveries)
  • Galveston County (906 cases, 38 deaths, 493 recoveries)
  • Brazos County (565 cases, 22 deaths, 198 recoveries)

UPDATE: June 4

MAYOR, JUDGE ASK FOR EVICTION HEARINGS TO BE ON HOLD: Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo asked that eviction hearings be postponed until late August due to the economic fallout from COVID-19.

UPDATE: June 3

Here are the updated numbers regarding the novel coronavirus in Southeast, Texas:

  • Total number of cases: 21,449
  • Number of deaths: 453
  • Number of recoveries: 8,211

Top County Breakdown:

  • Houston (8,051 cases, 134 deaths, 1,975 recoveries)
  • Harris County (5,217 cases, 107 deaths, 3,240 recoveries)
  • Fort Bend County (1,951 cases, 47 deaths, 719 recoveries)
  • Walker County (1,756 cases, 28 deaths, 87 recoveries)
  • Brazoria County (1,085 cases, 12 deaths, 519 recoveries)
  • Montgomery County (1,033 cases, 26 deaths, 549 recoveries)
  • Galveston County (876 cases, 38 deaths, 486 recoveries)
  • Brazos County (517 cases, 21 deaths, 198 recoveries)

PHASE THREE OFFICIAL: On Wednesday, Gov. Greg Abbott revealed that phase 3 of his plan to reopen Texas officially went into effect. In phase 3, all businesses in Texas will able to operate at 50 percent capacity, effective immediately. All businesses must follow minimum standard health protocols to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The reason why Phase 3 is in effect now is due to Abbott saying the latest COVID-19 cases are largely the result of “isolated hot spots in nursing homes, jails and meat packing plants.”

On June 12, restaurants can reopen their occupancy levels to 75 percent. and counties with 10 or fewer active COVID-19 cases may expand their occupancy limits to 75 percent.

More from the Governor’s Press Release:

Effective June 19:

Amusement parks and carnivals in counties with more than 1,000 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 may open at 50% capacity.

Additional Openings:

Special provisions have been made for outdoor gatherings, such as Fourth of July celebrations, but it is imperative that local officials and public health officials collaborate on safe standards. These provisions are included in the Governor’s Executive Order and are also available on the Open Texas webpage.

Further Protocols:

All businesses should continue to follow the minimum standard health protocols from DSHS. For details and a full list of guidelines, openings, and relevant dates, visit http://open.texas.gov.

Reminders for those going out:

Individuals are encouraged to wear appropriate face coverings.

People should not be in groups greater than ten when possible.

People over the age of 65 are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible.

People are still asked to avoid nursing homes, state supported living centers, assisted living facilities, or long-term care facilities.

UPDATE: June 2

Here are the updated numbers regarding the novel coronavirus in Southeast, Texas:

  • Total number of cases: 20,101
  • Number of deaths: 442
  • Number of recoveries: 7,953

Top County Breakdown:

  • Houston (7,906 cases, 131 deaths, 1,894 recoveries)
  • Harris County (5,121 cases, 105 deaths, 3,184 recoveries)
  • Fort Bend County (1,916 cases, 45 deaths, 698 recoveries)
  • Walker County (1,689 cases, 28 deaths, 87 recoveries)
  • Brazoria County (1,069 cases, 12 deaths, 517 recoveries)
  • Montgomery County (1,010 cases, 26 deaths, 487 recoveries)
  • Galveston County (857 cases, 37 deaths, 471 recoveries)
  • Brazos County (501 cases, 19 deaths, 183 recoveries)

UPDATE: June 1

Here are the updated numbers regarding the novel coronavirus in Southeast, Texas:

  • Total number of cases: 19,230
  • Number of deaths: 436
  • Number of recoveries: 7,671

Top County Breakdown:

  • Houston (7,406 cases, 129 deaths, 1,830 recoveries)
  • Harris County (4,870 cases, 103 deaths, 3,083 recoveries)
  • Fort Bend County (1,881 cases, 44 deaths, 661 recoveries)
  • Brazoria County (1,045 cases, 12 deaths, 471 recoveries)
  • Montgomery County (954 cases, 26 deaths, 477 recoveries)
  • Walker County (944 cases, 28 deaths, 86 recoveries)
  • Galveston County (817 cases, 37 deaths, 471 recoveries)
  • Brazos County (487 cases, 19 deaths, 183 recoveries)

Coronavirus: Latest Info & Updates  was originally published on theboxhouston.com

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