Hundreds tested for COVID-19 during first days of Houston’s community-based testing site; services continue for high-risk symptomatic people
More than 500 high-risk symptomatic people were tested for COVID-19 at Houston’s first community based testing site during its first three days of operation. The free drive-thru site was launched by the Houston Health Department and local medical community on Friday, March 20.
Services will continue Monday, March 23 for symptomatic medical professionals, first reponders, people 65 and older, and people of any age with chronic illnesses. Cough, difficulty breathing, and fever are the common COVID-19 symptoms.
People meeting the criteria can continue to call the Houston Health Department’s COVID-19 call center at 832-393-4220 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to get screened. They will receive a unique identification code and instructions on where to go for testing. Read the News Release
Houston Health Department reports new COVID-19 case
The Houston Health Department announced a new positive coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case on Sunday, bringing the city’s total to 23.
The case, a male in the 30 to 40 age range recently traveled to Idaho. He is recovering at home. Read the News Release