Houston-area coronavirus coverage from March 16 to March 31


HOUSTON – See our full local coverage of the coronavirus outbreak in the Houston area between March 16 and March 31.

Tuesday, March 31

8:20 p.m. — Matagorda County reports second coronavirus-related death

“It is with great sadness that MCHD officials report that a man between the ages of 70 and 75 passed away at Matagorda Regional Medical Center with symptoms consistent with COVID-19,” Matagorda County officials wrote on Facebook. “This is the second confirmed COVID-19 related death in Matagorda County.”

7:30 p.m. — Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee announces third testing site

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee announced the launch of a third coronavirus testing facility in conjunction with the United Memorial Medical Center.

The drive-thru site will be at Forest Brook Middle School located at 7525 Tidwell Road. Testing will begin at the facility on Thursday, April 2 at 10 a.m.

4:15 p.m. — 9 residents of a College Station assisted living facility test positive