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At 2,029, Houston-area coronavirus cases account for 38% of all cases in Texas

Medical staff of a mobile unit take samples from a woman to test for Covid-19, at the Santa Maria della Pieta' hospital complex, in Rome, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
Medical staff of a mobile unit take samples from a woman to test for Covid-19, at the Santa Maria della Pieta' hospital complex, in Rome, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP) (LaPresse)

HOUSTON – There are more coronavirus cases in Houston and Harris County than any other place in Texas, according to a map from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.

As of Friday evening, 145 counties in the state reported cases of coronavirus and Harris County outpaced all counties in the state in the number of positive cases.

In fact, between Houston and Harris County, there were more than 1,100 cases reported as of Friday evening, which was more than half of all the cases reported in the greater Houston area.

When COVID-19 cases from counties in the greater Houston area are added to that total, including Fort Bend, Montgomery and Galveston counties, the Houston-area far outpaces other places in the state.

See a breakdown of coronavirus cases in the Houston area below:

The dashboard below from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services tracks coronavirus cases around the Lone Star State.


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