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Map: Keeping track of Houston-area coronavirus cases

There are more than 186,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Greater Houston area with over 1,000 deaths in Houston alone but the numbers are trending downward.

HOUSTON — COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Houston and surrounding areas. The City of Houston alone has more than 70,000 cases.

As of Friday, Sept. 18, more than 2,500 people in the Greater Houston area have died from COVID-19 out of a total of more than 186,000 cases. 

More than 157,000 patients have fully recovered. 

Below is a breakdown of the cases reported in each county, including recoveries.

MAP: Coronavirus cases in the Greater Houston area

CITY OF HOUSTON 

CASES: 70,380

DEATHS: 1,012

RECOVERIES: 55,250

For more information about individual cases in the City of Houston including age, gender and condition, click here.

We report 801* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston’s total to 68,216. Sadly, there are 13 newly-reported deaths, bringing the city’s total to 937. *Of the 801 cases reported today, 26% (208) have specimen collection dates within the last 14 days. (1/2)

HARRIS COUNTY

CASES: 52,065

DEATHS: 646

RECOVERIES: 49,093

For more information about individual cases in Harris County including age, gender and condition, click here.

FORT BEND COUNTY

CASES: 15,734

DEATHS: 180

RECOVERIES: 14,719

For more information about individual cases in Fort Bend County including age, gender and condition, click here.

GALVESTON COUNTY

CASES: 11,360

DEATHS: 166

RECOVERIES: 9,420

For more information about individual cases in Galveston County including age, gender and condition, click here.

BRAZORIA COUNTY

CASES: 11,138

DEATHS: 99

RECOVERIES: 9,056

For more information about individual cases in Brazoria County including age, gender and condition, click here.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

CASES: 10,571

DEATHS: 136

RECOVERIES: 7,083

For more information about individual cases in Montgomery County including age, gender and condition, click here.

WALKER COUNTY

CASES: 4,097

DEATHS: 53

RECOVERIES: 2,942

For more information about individual cases in Walker County including age, gender and condition, click here.

LIBERTY COUNTY

CASES: 1,574

DEATHS: 46

RECOVERIES: 1,428

For more information about individual cases in Liberty County including age, gender and condition, click here.

CHAMBERS COUNTY

CASES: 1,255

DEATHS: 15

RECOVERIES: 1,197

For more information about individual cases in Chambers County including age, gender and condition, click here.

GRIMES COUNTY

CASES: 1,063

DEATHS: 31

RECOVERIES: 955

For more information about individual cases in Grimes County including age, gender and condition, click here.

MATAGORDA COUNTY

CASES: 1,014

DEATHS: 42

RECOVERIES: 935

For more information about individual cases in Matagorda County including age, gender and condition, click here.

POLK COUNTY

CASES: 828

DEATHS: 22

RECOVERIES: 680

For more information about individual cases in Polk County including age, gender and condition, click here.

WHARTON COUNTY 

CASES: 1,381

DEATHS: 39

RECOVERIES: 1,262

For more information about individual cases in Wharton County including age, gender and condition, click here.

WALLER COUNTY

CASES: 822

DEATHS: 11

RECOVERIES: 695

For more information about individual cases in Waller County including age, gender and condition, click here.

CALHOUN COUNTY

CASES: 632

DEATHS: 5

RECOVERIES: 605

For more information about individual cases in Calhoun County including age, gender and condition, click here.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

CASES: 624

DEATHS: 48

RECOVERIES: 518

JACKSON COUNTY

CASES: 527

DEATHS: 15

RECOVERIES: 473

For more information about individual cases in Jackson County including age, gender and condition, click here.

COLORADO COUNTY

CASES: 515

DEATHS: 4

RECOVERIES: 477

For more information about individual cases in Colorado County including age, gender and condition, click here.

AUSTIN COUNTY

CASES: 483

DEATHS: 9

RECOVERIES: 436

TRINITY COUNTY

CASES: 232

DEATHS: 3

RECOVERIES: 209

SAN JACINTO COUNTY

CASES: 224

DEATHS: 9

RECOVERIES: 210

For more information about individual cases in San Jacinto County including age, gender and condition, click here.

Texas Department of Health  coronavirus case tracker

For a deeper dive into the numbers, including case counts and testing numbers, visit the Texas Health and Human Services' special section on tracking the coronavirus in Texas:

Coronavirus symptoms

The symptoms of coronavirus can be similar to the flu or a bad cold. Symptoms include a fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  Some patients also have nausea, severe chills, body aches, headaches and stomach issues. Losing your sense of taste and/or smell can also be an early warning sign.

Most healthy people will have mild symptoms. A study of more than 72,000 patients by the Centers for Disease Control in China showed 80 percent of the cases there were mild.

But infections can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death, according to the World Health Organization. Older people with underlying health conditions are most at risk for becoming seriously ill. However, U.S. experts are seeing a significant number of younger people being hospitalized, including some in ICU.

The CDC believes symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after being exposed.

Lower your risk

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you are 60 or over and have an underlying health condition such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory illnesses like asthma or COPD, the World Health Organization advises you to try to avoid crowds or places where you might interact with people who are sick.

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