Houston coronavirus updates: what you need to know by July 27


Chron.com follows the latest headlines about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects in the Houston area.

Texas passed another dark milestone this weekend when COVID-19 reported deaths passed the 5,000 mark statewide. The state recorded 153 new deaths on Sunday, bringing its total to 5,038 and marking the sixth consecutive day of more than 100 death tolls attributed to the virus in Texas.

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Harris County continues to lead the state in total cases and deaths. The county reported 1,494 new cases and 22 deaths on Sunday, representing 64,113 cases and 636 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Dallas County remains second in COVID-19 deaths among Texas counties at 604.

NOTE: The numbers included in this report represent a one-day change in data from Saturday, July 25 to Sunday, July 27. It is still unclear how many of the state’s new cases can be attributed to inmates at the Texas Department of Criminal Affairs. Justice. The Houston Chronicle’s analysis of the COVID-19 case data now includes probable and pending cases. This change is based on interviews with multiple public health officials and epidemiologists, as well as in line with CDC reporting guidelines.