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Map: Keeping track of Houston-area coronavirus cases

Montgomery County has its first case of presumptive positive coronavirus, a man in his 40s. It's not clear yet if it's travel-related.

HOUSTON — COVID cases continue to surge in Houston and surrounding areas with 19,000 new cases in Harris County in the last three weeks alone.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the virus has been especially hard on Hispanics in recent weeks and they're accounting for a higher percentage of deaths.

As of Friday, July 10, at least 726 people in the Greater Houston area have died from COVID-19 out of a total of nearly 65,000 cases. 

More than 23,600 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: 26,682

DEATHS: 259

RECOVERIES: 5,142

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

HARRIS COUNTY

CASES: 15,318

DEATHS: 180

RECOVERIES: 8,385

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FORT BEND COUNTY

CASES: 4,617

DEATHS: 61

RECOVERIES: 1,461

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY

CASES: 3,007

DEATHS: 41

RECOVERIES: 1,926

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BRAZORIA COUNTY

CASES: 3,457

DEATHS: 26

RECOVERIES: 1,854

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

GALVESTON COUNTY

CASES: 5,873

DEATHS: 54

RECOVERIES: 1,647

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

WALKER COUNTY

CASES: 2,392

DEATHS: 31

RECOVERIES: 1,827

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

LIBERTY COUNTY

CASES: 442

DEATHS: 3

RECOVERIES: 124

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

MATAGORDA COUNTY

CASES: 457

DEATHS: 10

RECOVERIES: 78

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

WHARTON COUNTY 

CASES: 272

DEATHS: 1

RECOVERIES: 87

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

CHAMBERS COUNTY

CASES: 555

DEATHS: 2

RECOVERIES: 286

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

GRIMES COUNTY

CASES: 578

DEATHS: 17

RECOVERIES: 266

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

WALLER COUNTY

CASES: 215

DEATHS: 0

RECOVERIES: 130

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WASHINGTON COUNTY

CASES: 335

DEATHS: 32

RECOVERIES: 181

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POLK COUNTY

CASES: 321

DEATHS: 0

RECOVERIES: 42

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

CALHOUN COUNTY

CASES: 151

DEATHS: 3

RECOVERIES: 69

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COLORADO COUNTY

CASES: 142

DEATHS: 0

RECOVERIES: 42

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AUSTIN COUNTY

CASES: 90

DEATHS: 0

RECOVERIES: 37

JACKSON COUNTY

CASES: 81

DEATHS: 1

RECOVERIES: 40

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

SAN JACINTO COUNTY

CASES: 74

DEATHS: 5

RECOVERIES: 13

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TRINITY COUNTY

CASES: 81

DEATHS: 0

RECOVERIES: 38

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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