Houston Coronavirus Updates: What You Need To Know About April 5

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Chron.com is compiling the latest headlines on the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the Houston area. See live updates from HoustonChronicle.com here.

9:25 a.m.

If you need a protective mask during this COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers will drop them off at Sharpstown Park on Sunday morning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., as reported by Gwendolyn Wu.

“We have a lot of people in my district who can’t afford to buy masks, who don’t know where to find them or who just don’t have access to them in such a short time,” said the representative. of the State, Gene Wu.

Sharpstown Park is located at 6855 Harbor Town Drive in Houston.

8:27 a.m.

On Friday, Methodist Hospital in Houston successfully transfused blood from recovered COVID-19 patients to two critically ill patients. Hospital officials said the patients were still alive, but did not provide any details about their condition.

“The first results have been very promising and the improvement has been dramatic in some cases,” wrote Dr. Jason Knight, chief medical officer at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. Learn more about this experimental therapy in Todd Ackerman’s report.

8:19 a.m.

Texas coronavirus cases have now grown to 6,762 people who have contracted coronavirus, with a death toll of 124. There are currently 2,084 COVID-19 cases in the Houston area, according to the data. and 26 died from the virus. Get detailed live updates with Gwendolyn Wu’s Sunday Coronavirus Houston Chronicle blog.

Coronavirus cases worldwide have reached 1,218,474, according to Johns Hopkins University. In the United States, the number of COVID-19 cases has increased to 312,249.

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