Houston Health Department Confirms Two New COVID-19 Deaths, 81 New Cases

The Houston Health Department reported today two new coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths. Eight people have died in Houston due to COVID-19.

The two deaths reported today were a man in his 40s who died March 27 and a woman in her 60s who died April 1. All eight Houston deaths were adults with underlying health conditions. 

Privacy protection laws only permit the release of limited patient information. The health department is unable to release any additional patient information.

The department also announced today 81 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 587.  

Starting today, the department will release information about the City of Houston’s COVID-19 cases through Harris County’s dashboard. Information such as totals, gender, age groups, recovery status and deaths will update daily at 4 pm and is available online at ReadyHarris.org or HoustonEmergency.org.

The department reports cases involving residents of the city of Houston, including the incorporated areas of the city extending outside Harris County. Harris County Public Health reports cases involving residents of unincorporated Harris County.

Houstonians may visit HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 for updated information about local risk, protective actions, frequently asked questions, communication resources, rumor control, emergency preparedness tips and more.

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