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: July 9

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

  • Total number of cases: 63,333
  • Number of deaths: 712
  • Number of recoveries: 22,989

Top County Breakdown:

  • Houston (25,600 cases, 245 deaths, 4,889 recoveries)
  • Harris County (14,412 cases, 166 deaths, 7,967 recoveries)
  • Galveston County (5,063 cases, 50 deaths, 1,391 recoveries)
  • Fort Bend County (4,413 cases, 60 deaths, 1,419 recoveries)
  • Montgomery County (2,784 cases, 38 deaths, 1,714 recoveries)
  • Brazos County (2,704 cases, 34 deaths, 1,343 recoveries)
  • Brazoria County (2,655 cases, 19 deaths, 1,181 recoveries)
  • Walker County (2,327 cases, 31 deaths, 1,813 recoveries)

UPDATE: July 8

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

  • Total number of cases: 61,770
  • Number of deaths: 707
  • Number of recoveries: 22,214

Top County Breakdown:

  • Houston (25,396 cases, 244 deaths, 4,793 recoveries)
  • Harris County (13,915 cases, 163 deaths, 7,707 recoveries)
  • Galveston County (4,809 cases, 50 deaths, 1,294 recoveries)
  • Fort Bend County (4,346 cases, 59 deaths, 1,405 recoveries)
  • Montgomery County (2,654 cases, 38 deaths, 1,567 recoveries)
  • Brazos County (2,626 cases, 34 deaths, 1,271 recoveries)
  • Brazoria County (2,531 cases, 19 deaths, 1,124 recoveries)
  • Walker County (2,287 cases, 31 deaths, 1,784 recoveries)

UPDATE: July 7

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

  • Total number of cases: 59,252
  • Number of deaths: 681
  • Number of recoveries: 21,488

Top County Breakdown:

  • Houston (24,336 cases, 239 deaths, 4,754 recoveries)
  • Harris County (13,440 cases, 162 deaths, 7,447 recoveries)
  • Galveston County (4,586 cases, 50 deaths, 1,173 recoveries)
  • Fort Bend County (4,286 cases, 57 deaths, 1,363 recoveries)
  • Montgomery County (2,550 cases, 37 deaths, 1,452 recoveries)
  • Brazos County (2,532 cases, 34 deaths, 1,260 recoveries)
  • Brazoria County (2,423 cases, 18 deaths, 1,101 recoveries)
  • Walker County (2,181 cases, 31 deaths, 1,794 recoveries)

UPDATE: July 6

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

  • Total number of cases: 56,862
  • Number of deaths: 670
  • Number of recoveries: 21,069

Top County Breakdown:

  • Houston (23,373 cases, 239 deaths, 4,753 recoveries)
  • Harris County (13,224 cases, 161 deaths, 7,310 recoveries)
  • Fort Bend County (4,120 cases, 56 deaths, 1,364 recoveries)
  • Galveston County (3,990 cases, 46 deaths, 1,001 recoveries)
  • Montgomery County (2,353 cases, 37 deaths, 1,356 recoveries)
  • Brazos County (2,484 cases, 33 deaths, 1,240 recoveries)
  • Brazoria County (2,312 cases, 17 deaths, 1,091 recoveries)
  • Walker County (2,181 cases, 31 deaths, 1,794 recoveries)

FREE COVID-19 TESTING SITES FOR THE WEEK:

Drive-thru Sites

Houston Community College – South Campus

1990 Airport Blvd, 77051

July 6-11, 2020

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Appointment required through txcovidtest.org.


Houston Community College Northeast Campus

555 Community College Dr, 77013

July 6-11, 2020

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Appointment required through txcovidtest.org.


NRG Park Green Lot

1 Reliant Park, 77054

July 6-11, 2020

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Appointment required through txcovidtest.org


Eden Event Center

7450 N Wayside Dr, 77028

July 6-11, 2020

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Appointment required through txcovidtest.org.


Merfish Teen Center

9000 S Rice Ave, 77096

July 5-11, 2020

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Appointment required through txcovidtest.org.

Houston Community College – Southeast Campus

6815 Rustic St., 77087

July 6-10, 2020

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

No appointment or symptoms needed.


Southwest Multi-Service Center

6400 High Star Dr, 77074

July 6-10, 2020

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

No appointment or symptoms needed.


United Memorial Medical Center

510 W Tidwell Rd., 77091

July 6-10, 2020

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

No appointment or symptoms needed.


­­­­­­­­­­­­Cullen Middle School

6900 Scott St., 77021

July 6-10, 2020

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

No appointment or symptoms needed.


Griggs EC/PK/K School

801 Regional Park Dr., 77060

July 6-10, 2020

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

No appointment or symptoms needed.


Forest Brook Middle School

7525 Tidwell Rd., 77016

July 6-10, 2020

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

No appointment or symptoms needed.

UPDATE: July 4

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

  • Total number of cases: 55,138
  • Number of deaths: 662
  • Number of recoveries: 20,596

Top County Breakdown:

  • Houston (22,654 cases, 236 deaths, 4,681 recoveries)
  • Harris County (12,662 cases, 159 deaths, 7,019 recoveries)
  • Fort Bend County (4,120 cases, 56 deaths, 1,364 recoveries)
  • Galveston County (3,990 cases, 46 deaths, 1,001 recoveries)
  • Montgomery County (2,353 cases, 37 deaths, 1,356 recoveries)
  • Brazos County (2,231 cases, 31 deaths, 1,132 recoveries)
  • Walker County (2,181 cases, 31 deaths, 1,794 recoveries)
  • Brazoria County (2,112 cases, 17 deaths, 1,073 recoveries)

UPDATE: July 3

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

  • Total number of cases: 53,366
  • Number of deaths: 654
  • Number of recoveries: 20,097

Top County Breakdown:

  • Houston (21,886 cases, 230 deaths, 4,526 recoveries)
  • Harris County (12,222 cases, 157 deaths, 6,824 recoveries)
  • Fort Bend County (3,999 cases, 56 deaths, 1,365 recoveries)
  • Galveston County (3,778 cases, 46 deaths, 1,001 recoveries)
  • Montgomery County (2,353 cases, 37 deaths, 1,356 recoveries)
  • Brazos County (2,228 cases, 31 deaths, 1,065 recoveries)
  • Walker County (2,181 cases, 31 deaths, 1,794 recoveries)
  • Brazoria County (2,008 cases, 17 deaths, 1,047 recoveries)

STATEWIDE MASK ORDER GOES INTO EFFECT TODAY: Click here for more details.

UPDATE: July 2

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

  • Total number of cases: 51,221
  • Number of deaths: 644
  • Number of recoveries: 19,179

Top County Breakdown:

  • Houston (21,123 cases, 228 deaths, 4,392 recoveries)
  • Harris County (11,736 cases, 156 deaths, 6,621 recoveries)
  • Fort Bend County (3,868 cases, 54 deaths, 1,323 recoveries)
  • Galveston County (3,565 cases, 45 deaths, 928 recoveries)
  • Montgomery County (2,257 cases, 36 deaths, 1,304 recoveries)
  • Walker County (2,136 cases, 31 deaths, 1,759 recoveries)
  • Brazos County (2,127 cases, 31 deaths, 994 recoveries)
  • Brazoria County (1,903 cases, 17 deaths, 998 recoveries)

UPDATE: July 1

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

  • Total number of cases: 48,938
  • Number of deaths: 630
  • Number of recoveries: 18,606

Top County Breakdown:

  • Houston (20,291 cases, 224 deaths, 4,288 recoveries)
  • Harris County (11,131 cases, 154 deaths, 6,413 recoveries)
  • Fort Bend County (3,782 cases, 54 deaths, 1,323 recoveries)
  • Galveston County (3,293 cases, 40 deaths, 874 recoveries)
  • Montgomery County (2,133 cases, 36 deaths, 1,265 recoveries)
  • Walker County (2,102 cases, 31 deaths, 1,774 recoveries)
  • Brazos County (2,005 cases, 31 deaths, 849 recoveries)
  • Brazoria County (1,833 cases, 17 deaths, 944 recoveries)

LIVE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY? APPLY FOR SECOND STIMULUS CHECK: Montgomery County is accepting applications for financial relief for residents who’ve been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Back in June, County Commissioners approved the plan to allot $65 million towards providing economic relief for residents. You can apply for assistance through Sept. 15 (or until funds run out) and the assistance will be capped at $2,500 per household, according to officials. APPLY HERE.

MASK ORDER EXTENDED: Fort Bend County Judge KP George announced on Tuesday that the county’s mask order is extended until July 31. The order requires all commercial entities within the county that provide goods and services directly to the public requires that all employees and visitors wear face masks or coverings. Harris County extended its mask mandate through August 26.

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

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