Houston, Harris County Combined COVID-19 Death Toll Breaches 5,000 Mark: Health Department

The number of people succumbing to the infectious coronavirus disease is starting to pile up anew as the Harris County Public Health Department reported a little over 5,000 deaths in the city of Houston and Harris County.

In a Twitter post, the Health Department said that the combined death toll of Houston and Harri County now stands at 5,001, while confirmed COVID-19 infections top 413,022 as of July 25.

For the fresh cases of infections, 252 were recorded in Harris County, said local health officials, who hinted at fully vaccinating 348,654 county people from across the region.


Prior to the Health department’s issuance of new latest figures, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo elevated the threat alert level from yellow or moderate to orange which means significant in view of the rapidly increasing number of new cases of confirmed coronavirus infections covering the period that that state has been placed under a “fourth wave” of the pandemic.