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Houston Health Department reports additional COVID-19 death, 23 new cases

The Houston Health Department reported 23 new COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the city’s total to 309. The department also reported a new COVID-19 death, bringing Houston’s total deaths to three.

The deceased resident was a woman in her 70s with underlying health conditions. She was a previously-reported COVID-19 case and died on March 29 in an area hospital. The city’s two previously-reported COVID-19 deaths are also elderly woman with underlying health conditions.

Investigations conducted by the department will identify potential contacts exposed to the virus. The department will provide close contacts guidance about the virus and monitor them for the development of symptoms.

Privacy protection laws only permit the release of limited patient information.

The Houston Health Department reports cases involving residents of the city of Houston. Harris County Public Health reports cases involving residents of unincorporated Harris County. 

Houstonians may visit HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 for updated information about local risk, protective actions, frequently asked questions, communication resources, rumor control, emergency preparedness tips and more.

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