Coronavirus: death toll in Houston and increase in number of people infected


HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – More than 100 new cases of coronavirus and one ninth death have been reported in the city of Houston. A man in his 60s died of the virus, according to Houston mayor Sylvester Turner. The man also had an underlying medical condition.

Since Friday, 103 new cases have been reported in the city, bringing the number of people infected to 690. This number does not include deaths or people infected outside the city limits.

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The announcement was made following a visit to the Houston Food Bank, which operated 23 hours a day during the pandemic. Turner and others in attendance were wearing masks while speaking to the public, marking the first time that we have seen the mayor follow the CDC’s new recommendations on wearing masks.

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In total, there were 690 cases of coronavirus positive in Houston on Saturday.

On Thursday, a third free coronavirus testing site opened in northeast Houston, and like the first two, it’s completely free. Unlike other test sites set up in the city, health officials say that prior screening is not necessary to be tested.

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