Houston KTRH Covid19 Update

Editors note: This is what we're reporting today on KTRH. Pardon the all caps - it's how we type newscasts.

THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SAYS HOUSTON AND HARRIS COUNTY HAVE THE MOST NUMBER OF COVID 19 CASES IN THE STATE. 143 COUNTIES IN THE STATE REPORT CASES.

AMAZON PRIME IS PARTNERING WITH SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST TO STREAM SOME OF THE FILMS THAT WERE SLATED TO BE SHOWN AT THE AUSTIN FESTIVAL LAST MONTH. IT'S UP TO THE FILMMAKERS TO DECIDE TO PARTICIPATE IN LATE APRIL.

THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS BEING TREATED FOR COVID 19 IN HOUSTON AREA HOSPITALS IS INCREASING EXPONENTIALLY, NBC NEWS REPORTS TODAY. HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE LINA HIDALGO SAYS WE ARE TRACKING ON A TREND SIMILAR TO NEW YORK AND ITALY.

THERE WERE TWO DEATHS IN HARRIS COUNTY LAST NIGHT BRINGING THE TOTAL TO 22 WHILE THE CITY OF HOUSTON REPORTS SIX.

MATAGORDA COUNTY HAS A SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WITH 35 REPORTED CASES.

HOUSTON AREA CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES ARE PUSHING WASHINGTON FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS TEST KITS. NEW YORK HAS TESTED MORE THAN 238,000 PEOPLE, FLORIDA MORE THAN 78,000, BUT AS OF YESTERDAY TEXAS HASN'T EVEN TESTED 51-THOUSAND. THE CITY OF HOUSTON AND HARRIS COUNTY, POPULATION, 4.6 MILLION, COMBINED ARE LIMITED TO A THOUSAND TEST KITS A DAY.

THE FORT BEND COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS HATE INCIDENTS AGAINST ASIAN AMERICANS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. BRIAN MIDDLETON SAYS CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE POPULATIONS ARE BEING PUT AT RISK.

A THIRD RESIDENT AT THE INDEPENDENT LIVING FACILITY IN THE WOODLANDS HAS DIED. ALL WERE OVER THE AGE OF 80. THERE ARE 14 CASES IN THE FACILITY.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO GET A REFUND FOR RODEO TICKETS, OR YOU CAN DONATE YOUR TICKETS TO THE RODEO OR ROLL-OVER THE PURCHASE TO NEXT YEAR. THEY HAVE DETAILS AT THE RODEO'S WEBSITE.

THE NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS IN TEXAS IS UP 77% FROM LAST WEEK, AN INCREASE OF 1,819% FROM MARCH.

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK IN WEST TEXAS IS CLOSED, THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICES ANNOUNCES TODAY.

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