4/7/2020 4:30pm — LIVE: Pres. Trump, White House coronavirus task force plan Tuesday briefing
4/7/2020 3:18p.m. — City of Houston has a death toll up by one to 11 today due to COVID-19. We have not yet reached the peak of the rise in cases. We are a couple of weeks behind New York in mitigation. We now have 1,320 cases in Houston. Here is a LIVE look at the update by City of Houston officials, including Mayor Turner. 146 people are currently hospitalized locally. April remains a critical month. Kinder Institute study find that social distancing has saved 4,533 lives.
“If we see large group gatherings, we’re going to break it up. If you call me, saying PD is being heavy-handed, understand we’re trying to save your life, a friend or family member.Houston Mayor Sylvestor Turner
165 Firefighters are currently in quarantine. 23 are in the city vicinity. One firefighter has been admitted to ICU, but still breathing on his own.
Houston Police is reporting 130 officers are currently quarantined. One officer remains on a ventilator in ICU. Crime report, burglary is up 25% due to closures from last year. Aggravated assault is up 25%. Domestic abuse is up 35%
COH confirms 28 municipal employees have tested positive.
At noon Wednesday, city officials encourage the public to pause for a moment of prayer for those suffering everywhere.
Houston officials are updating the public on release of inmates.
4/7/2020 10am — DAILY CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: U.S. officials have warned this will be the worst week yet. The death toll is now more than 11,000.
Three medical shelters are being built outside in the NRG parking lot. The mobile health facilities will be able to hold 250 patients each. The cost: $60M. They would be equipped for 60 days at capacity. The hope is that they won’t have to be used.