One new COVID-19 death was confirmed May 28 in Harris County, bringing the total deaths over the past seven days—from May 22 through May 28—to eight.
By comparison, 23 deaths were confirmed between May 16-22, and 39 deaths were confirmed between May 9-15. The death total in Harris County now stands at 221. With 11,770 cases confirmed in the county, the death rate stands at 1.9%.
A total of 228 new cases were confirmed May 28, and 1,487 cases have been confirmed over the past seven days. This compares to 1,466 between May 16-22 and 1,440 between May 9-15.
The county has now conducted 154,894 tests at both private and public labs, a number that includes both PCR swab tests, which determine active infections from the new coronavirus, and serology tests, which identify antibodies against the virus to determine past infection. A total of 23,583 tests were conducted between May 20-27.
The estimated number of COVID-19 patients in Harris County hospitals increased May 27 to 567, up from 511 at the start of the week, but down from 592 on May 20. Of the 11,770 cases in Harris County, 4,661 recoveries have been confirmed.