Harris County coronavirus count: 2,489 new cases, 13 deaths confirmed over holiday weekend July 3-5

New COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths all rose in Harris County from July 3-5.
New COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths all rose in Harris County from July 3-5.

New COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths all rose in Harris County from July 3-5.


New confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths rose over the three-day holiday weekend in Harris County from July 3-5.

According to data from Harris County Public Health, nearly 2,500 new cases were confirmed over the three-day span, including 1,208 on July 3, 597 on July 4 and 684 on July 5. Another 13 deaths related to coronavirus were confirmed over that time, although no new deaths were confirmed July 5 in Harris County.


Meanwhile, hospitalizations of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients hit an all-time high over that span, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. SETRAC data shows COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit beds rose from 594 to 671 over the three-day weekend. Coronavirus patients in general beds also rose from 1,639 to 1,777 over that same time.

More than 43% of all ICU patients in Harris County are COVID-19 patients as of July 5, according to SETRAC.

Active coronavirus cases continue to rise countywide as well, as the number increased by nearly 8% over the three days from 22,371 to 24,134. Recoveries rose by 6.3%, or more than 700, over the same time period, according to HCPH.
By Matt Stephens
Matt Stephens joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2012. A Tomball native and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Matt joined as a reporter for The Woodlands team before being promoted to help launch the Spring | Klein edition in spring of 2014 and later to North Houston managing editor in late 2015. He has served as managing editor to the Phoenix and Nashville papers since August 2020.


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