Harris County coronavirus count: Two more METRO employees test positive

According to METRO, the two employees were a bus controller and a bus repairman, neither of whom had contact with the public. The bus controller has not worked for METRO since May 17. (Community Impact staff)
According to METRO, the two employees were a bus controller and a bus repairman, neither of whom had contact with the public. The bus controller has not worked for METRO since May 17. (Community Impact staff)

According to METRO, the two employees were a bus controller and a bus repairman, neither of whom had contact with the public. The bus controller has not worked for METRO since May 17. (Community Impact staff)


Another 261 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Harris County May 27, including two more cases among employees of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County.

According to METRO, the two employees were a bus controller and a bus repairman, neither of whom had contact with the public. The bus controller has not worked for METRO since May 17.

A total of 23 of METRO's roughly 4,200 employees have now tested positive, as have two contractors, according to a METRO press release.

"METRO is working with public health officials so they can identify and notify anyone impacted by the latest positive cases," according to the release.

The total number of confirmed cases in Harris County now stands at 11,542 in Harris County, with 4,569 of those cases confirmed to have recovered. A total of 223 Harris County residents have died of the coronavirus
after two more deaths were confirmed May 27.


An estimated 518 coronavirus patients were in Harris County hospitals as of May 26, a total that has largely remained flat throughout the month of May, according to data being compiled by the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council.
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.