Houston Coronavirus Updates: What You Need to Know About June 13

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10:26 a.m.

This week, Texas set a new record for VOCIDE-19 hospitalizations.  The biggest one-day increase came Friday, when reported hospitalizations jumped to 2,166.

“We’ve seen a 30% increase in hospitalizations,” said Dr. James McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hermann. “‘is a steady rise in the last 10 days.’

McCarthy said that what is causing the push is not unexpected.

“That’s probably the effect of what happened over Memorial Day weekend,” McCarthy said. “People are just a little “ur cel” and don’t pay attention to social distancing. We see a lot of people who said, “I did my part, and I gave up.”

Read more in this report.

9:15 a.m.

There are now 7,708,368 confirmed cases of COVIDE-19 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll now stands at 427,400. The United States currently tops the world with 2,057,400 cases, with 114,875 deaths.

According to Texas Health and Human Services, there are now 83,680 reported cases and 1,939 deaths across the state.  Harris County leads the state with 15,864 confirmed cases.

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