Harris County coronavirus count: 314 cases, 5 deaths confirmed June 10

The number of new COVID-19 patients being hospitalized in Harris County is up roughly 45% since Memorial Day. (Community Impact staff)
The number of new COVID-19 patients being hospitalized in Harris County is up roughly 45% since Memorial Day. (Community Impact staff)

The number of new COVID-19 patients being hospitalized in Harris County is up roughly 45% since Memorial Day. (Community Impact staff)


Correction: The headline of the article has been corrected with the proper date the update was released. The article has been updated with the correct number of beds estimated in ICU surge capacity.

A total of 314 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths were confirmed in Harris County June 10, bringing total cases in the county to 15,552. Approximately 9,261 of those cases are active, while another 6,024 have recovered and 267 have died, according to Harris County data.

The rolling 7-day average for new daily cases was 316.3 on June 10, up from 246.6 on June 3.

The number of new COVID-19 patients being hospitalized in Harris County is up roughly 45% since Memorial Day, with 741 suspected and confirmed COVID-10 patients hospitalized as of June 9, compared to 511 patients on Memorial Day.

The data, being tracked by the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council, also shows that intensive care unit bed occupancy in Harris County has grown over that time frame as well. ICU bed occupancy fluctuates more from day-to-day, but the general trend has shown occupancy rates ticking up from around 85% to 90% over that time. If the county's supply of roughly 1,600 operational ICU beds is exceeded, additional 300 beds exist in surge capacity, according to SETRAC.


As hospitalizations rise, Harris County officials plan to announce details for a new COVID-19 public threat level system at a June 11 press conference where Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Umair Shah, Executive Director of the Harris County Public Health System, are expected to speak.
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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