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April 4, 2020
COVID-19 Special Edition 10
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Houston, Harris County combine COVID-19 data

Houston and Harris County COVID-19 data is now combined to give people a full visual overview of what’s happening in the entire county, including the city of Houston. The dashboard is available at HoustonEmergency.org/covid19.

CDC now recommends using cloth face coverings

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Learn More

City partners with Cheniere Energy, the Astros Foundation and Project C.U.R.E. on personal protection equipment donation drive

Mayor Sylvester Turner, in partnership with Cheniere Energy, the Astros Foundation, and Project C.U.R.E. Friday announced a donation drive to collect personal protection equipment (PPE)  in support of first responders and municipal employees working in essential functions.  Read the News Release

Houston Health Department confirms two new COVID-19 deaths, 81 new cases

The Houston Health Department reported two additional COVID-19 deaths Friday, bringing Houston's total to 8. The two new deaths are a male in his 40s and a female in her 60s, both with underlying health conditions. The department also announced 81 new COVID-19 cases, bringing Houston's total to 587. To date, 45 of the Houston cases have recovered.  Read the News Release

COVID-19 call center open

The Houston Health Department is operating a COVID-19 call center for Houston residents who need information about COVID-19 or to be screened for the free Houston community based testing site.

Houstonians may call 832-393-4220 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

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The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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