MAP: See COVID-19 concentrations by population in Harris County

As of July 30, more than 45,000 cases have been reported in Houston and over 71,000 in Harris County overall since the outbreak began. (Community Impact staff)
As of July 30, more than 45,000 cases have been reported in Houston and over 71,000 in Harris County overall since the outbreak began. (Community Impact staff)

As of July 30, more than 45,000 cases have been reported in Houston and over 71,000 in Harris County overall since the outbreak began. (Community Impact staff)

Local officials are still grappling with ways to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The city of Houston is rolling out a new campaign this month targeting the hardest-hit and most at-risk communities.

"Thousands of our family and friends have been sickened and hundreds of Houstonians have died because of the virus,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said in an announcement of the "Better. Together." campaign.

As of July 30, more than 45,000 cases have been reported in Houston and over 71,000 in Harris County overall since the outbreak began. The seven-day rolling average of new cases added is over 1,300 cases per day.

By population, Harris County has seen about 13 cases for very 1,000 residents. By ZIP code, the incidence of COVID-19 is not equally distributed.

Here are the top five ZIP codes based on total cases per capita, as of July 30.

  • 77002: 53.0 per 1,000

  • 77087: 47.8

  • 77055: 31.8

  • 77088: 31.7

  • 77074: 30.1


Explore COVID-19 case counts and per capita concentrations in the map below.




By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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The overall death total in Harris County hit 805, with the majority of deaths—78%—occurring in individuals ages 60 and older. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 17 deaths confirmed Aug. 5, including man in his 20s

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Restaurants in Houston can now opt to take up to 50% of its designated parking spaces to create outdoor dining space as long as COVID-19 restrictions remain in effect. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The new funds will also be prioritzed to the most vulnerable residents rather than a first-come, first-served process.

The Confederate Soldiers Monument stands on the south grounds of the Texas Capitol. A group of Democratic lawmakers have called for its removal, along with other statues and portraits honoring the Confederacy. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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This map shows the corridors that will be subject to new transit-oriented development rules, which are designed to improve access to high-capacity transit options. (Courtesy City of Houston)
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The retail center at at 1001 Westheimer Road has been purchased for a forthcoming mixed-use development. (Courtesy Google Earth)
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A total of 723 of the new cases were confirmed in Harris County outside of the city of Houston, which is the most to be confirmed outside of the city in a single day. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 1,438 new cases, 22 deaths confirmed Aug. 4

A total of 723 of the new cases were confirmed in Harris County outside of the city of Houston, which is the most to be confirmed outside of the city in a single day.

With some Harris County residents waiting up to two weeks to get test results, the county has announced a maximum turnaround time of 3-5 days on county-sponsored tests moving forward. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County announces evening testing hours, faster turnaround on COVID-19 tests

With some Harris County residents waiting up to two weeks to get test results, the county has announced a maximum turnaround time of 3-5 days on county-sponsored tests moving forward.

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Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.

Harris County Pets will offer free adoptions in August. (Courtesy Harris County Pets)
Harris County Pets announces free adoption days in August

As part of a national initiative to clear animal shelters, Harris County Pets will offer free adoptions for spayed or neutered and heartworm-positive pets.