Harris Co. Judge Says COVID Cases Way Up, Houston Mayor Says They’re Down

Judge Lina Hidalgo says Tuesday Harris County saw the largest number of positive COVID cases in a single day, which is well over 700. She says COVID-19 cases are on the rise, and that's reason enough to shut everything down.

“Frankly, what we need to do all around [is] continue to stay home, continue to avoid gatherings. Right now, schools should not open. [I’m] continuing to urge the superintendents to be responsible and not put our community at risk,” Hidalgo said.

That many come to a surprise to many in our area, considering just one day ago, officials with the City of Houston said the number of cases, positivity rate, and hospitalizations are declining. Hidalgo said Tuesday that all of those are going up. Hidalgo also announced health officials in the county adding two new testing cities on Thursday. One at Ken Pridgeon Stadium and one at San Jacinto College’s central campus.

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