Mayor Turner tested positive for Covid Friday and is cancelling all scheduled events for today and the next several days.
Houston’s mayor released a statement saying he had not felt well Thursday night and suspected allergies or a sinus infection, so decided to get a Covid test Friday before engaging in public duties.
It was positive.
The mayor reports his symptoms are mild and his is isolating at home.
According to the Texas Medical Center, the number of Covid cases more than tripled last week as the omnicron variant moves in, though Delta remains dominant in cases.
Houston Methodist reported on Tuesday the number of positive cases in their system last week increased by a magnitude of five.
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