The number of COVID-19 cases in the Houston area continues to rise, and now the president has it.
President Donald Trump announced he tested positive for the virus this week. As of Friday, the Associated Press reported that he was receiving treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the region as well, with more than 1,000 cases being added between Wednesday and Thursday in the Houston region, the Houston Chronicle reported. There has been a total of 146,234 cases in Harris County as of 4 p.m. Friday.
The number of active COVID-19 cases rose slightly in the Cy-Fair area this week as well, a trend that has been continuing for about a month now. There is a total of 754 active cases in the area as of Friday afternoon, an increase of 18 cases since last Friday, data from Harris County Public Health shows.
Deaths from COVID-19 increased slightly over the week as well in Cy-Fair, rising from 77 to 87 deaths.
Data for the Cy-Fair area was compiled using the ZIP codes in the Cypress Creek Mirror’s coverage area: 77040, 77041, 77065, 77070, 77086, 77095, 77429, and 77433. The most active cases presently are in the 77040 ZIP code with 213 active cases, with the only two other ZIP codes in the triple digits being 77086 with 121 active cases and 77070 with 109 active cases.
Pridgeon Stadium is no longer providing testing, but a testing center has been set up at Klein Multipurpose Center, 7500 FM 2920. Testing is offered from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday but closed on Friday and Sunday. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are also accepted. An appointment can be scheduled at covidcheck.hctx.net.