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.