Houston-area coronavirus count: Six more deaths confirmed; active case totals largely hold steady

Total coronavirus cases in the Greater Houston area continue to rise. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Total coronavirus cases in the Greater Houston area continue to rise. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Total coronavirus cases in the Greater Houston area continue to rise. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)


The number of known active coronavirus cases across the Greater Houston area's five most populous counties increased by 21 on April 23 for a total of 5,301 active cases.

Total cases across Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Galveston and Brazoria counties increased by 187 on April 23, but the increase in active cases was offset by patient recoveries, 160 of which were recorded.


Active cases in Harris County, including the city of Houston, fell by 16. In Brazoria and Galveston counties, active cases held steady.

Six coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed April 23, including two in Harris County, two in Fort Bend County, one in Montgomery County and one in Galveston County.

Known deaths in the Greater Houston area now stand at 134, lead by Harris County with 82. The city of Houston itself has gone four straight days with no new deaths confirmed.
By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.


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