Medical officials said you have to get examined for COVID-19 even whenever you are now not showing symptoms.
HOUSTON — Houston’s elected officials are begging individuals to get examined for COVID-19 as the metropolis saw four consecutive days of increased daily recent cases.
The Houston Health Department reported 1,456 recent cases and 14 newly reported coronavirus deaths on Saturday, making it the fourth-straight day of at least 1,000 recent cases.
From July 17 to July 23, the metropolis was averaging 820 recent reported cases a day.
Houston Health Authority Dr. David Persse said Friday that fewer individuals had been going to get examined at the metropolis’s testing sites at Delmar and Butler Stadiums.
He said bad weather was one factor, citing sites being fully closed or temporarily closed six instances in July due to inclement weather. The assorted factor was the July 4 holiday weekend.
The metropolis reported a 23 percent positivity rate on Friday, which means out of each five individuals examined for coronavirus, at least one person tests distinct.
Houston reported more deaths and more moderen cases in July than in all assorted months of the pandemic combined.
I’m over at Delmar Stadium, one in all the @HoustonHealth #COVID19 testing mega sites. Line appears instant and moving rapid. Dr. Persse said yesterday he’s involved about the decrease numbers we’re seeing of individuals going to get examined. #coronavirus @KHOU #KHOU11 pic.twitter.com/FM27tyDPmJ— Chris Costa (@ChrisCostaTV) August 1, 2020
In July, the metropolis reported more deaths and more moderen cases than all the assorted months of the pandemic combined.
“We may be drained and bored of the virus, however the virus is now not drained and bored of us,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner.
United Memorial Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Doctor Joseph Varon said UMMC sites are also showing a 1 in 5 positivity rate.
He said 50 percent of those distinct tests point to no symptoms, and can potentially infect dozens of others.
“In all honesty, you can be killing individuals without knowing,” said Dr. Varon.