The Houston Health Department reported six coronavirus-related deaths May 11, including the death of a boy between the ages of 10-19, the youngest death reported in the city so far.
In a tweet, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the boy had underlying health conditions.
.@HoustonHealth is reporting 229 new cases of #COVID19, bringing the total case count in Houston to 4,760.
Unfortunately, we are adding six new deaths bringing our total to 100.
Within the six deaths, one is a young person between ages 10-19 with underlying conditions. (1/3)
— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) May 11, 2020
The six deaths bring the total coronavirus death toll in the city of Houston to 100. Of the 100 deaths, 68 deaths have been ages 70 or older. Two deaths have been reported between the ages of 30-39, and four deaths have been reported between the ages of 40-49.
A total of 306 cases have been confirmed among individuals ages 0-19 in the city of Houston as of May 11, or 6.4% of the 4,760 total cases. The overall death rate in the city of Houston is 2.1%. A total of 1,118 people have recovered in the city.
The city of Houston also saw a jump in cases May 11 as 229 new cases were confirmed. Across the nine-county Greater Houston area, 338 new cases were confirmed May 11.
Active cases across Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston, Brazoria and Montgomery counties stand at 6,975. An estimated 673 COVID-19 patients are in hospitals in those counties, with 569 confirmed and suspected cases in Harris County hospitals, according to the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council.