Harris County coronavirus count: Weekly total of new cases falls after two weeks of increases

The rate of new cases being confirmed is still up compared to the end of April and early May. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
The rate of new cases being confirmed is still up compared to the end of April and early May. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The rate of new cases being confirmed is still up compared to the end of April and early May. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)


The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Harris County over the week of May 24-30 came in at 1,450, down from the previous week's total of 1,644. The rate of new cases being confirmed is still up compared to the end of April and early May.

A total of 267 new cases and five coronavirus deaths were were confirmed over the May 30-31 weekend. Total deaths now stand at 232 in Harris County. Another 138 recoveries were also confirmed over the weekend.

Of the 12,276 confirmed cases in Harris County as of May 31, 7,131 are considered active and 4,913 are considered recovered, according to data being tracked by the Harris County Public Health Department.

An estimated 571 coronavirus patients were in Harris County hospitals as of May 28, according to the most recent data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. That total compares to 535 on May 21 and 612 on May 14. Meanwhile, a total of 1,436 of the county's 1,628 intensive care unit beds were occupied on May 28, compared to 1,415 on May 21 and 1,394 on May 14, according to SETRAC.

For the week of June 1-6, HCPH officials announced free drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be available at the Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring.

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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