For the sixth time in the last seven days, new confirmed coronavirus cases in Harris County numbered over 1,100 on June 25, according to data from Harris County Public Health.
A total of 1,231 new cases were confirmed June 25, including 924 new cases in the city of Houston, according to the Houston Health Department. The number brings the seven-day average of new cases up to 1,209.3, up from the previous seven-day average of 1,089.9.
As of June 25(4pm), there are 27,017 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Houston/Harris County and 353 deaths. A total of 9,314 patients have recovered. Our integrated dashboard will provide updates daily https://t.co/XFMGcOiDyG#SocialDistance #WashYourHands #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/HaHWPlSwC5
— Harris County Public Health #SocialDistance (@hcphtx) June 25, 2020
Additionally, seven more deaths were confirmed countywide, bringing the total number of deaths in Harris County due to COVID-19 to 353.
Active cases rose to 17,350, and there have been 9,314 recoveries, according to HCPH data.
As cases continue to rise across the county, data from the Texas Medical Center shows that 97% of the medical center's ICU beds were occupied June 23, 27% of them by COVID-19 patients. Medical center leaders held a virtual press conference June 25 to discuss their plans to meet rising coronavirus needs.
Gov. Greg Abbott also announced in a June 25 press release that the state is pausing future phases of reopening following the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.