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HPD officer who tested positive for COVID-19 now hospitalized


March 29, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — One of four Houston police officers who had been quarantined for COVID-19 is now in the hospital. Chief Art Acevedo ✔@ArtAcevedo As this week ends @houstonpolice has a total of four sworn members who have tested positive for COVID-19. I am sad to report one of the four has now been hospitalized. Please pray for all …

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85 more Houston-area coronavirus cases reported Tuesday


March 29, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Before Tuesday, the Houston-area was nearing 200 total cases. By the afternoon, the area added 85 new cases, bringing the total closer to 300. In all, 284 COVID-19 cases have been identified. Earlier in the day, the various county and city governments in the area began issuing “stay-at-home” orders to slow the spread of the virus. …

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2nd death reported in Houston due to coronavirus as number of cases jumps


March 29, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Another person has died from the novel coronavirus in Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner said Saturday, as it was revealed that 163 new cases have been identified. The sudden increase in positive cases brought Houston’s total to 232 by early Saturday afternoon. Houston health officials said the jump was due to a batch of reports received from …

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Rep. Al Green distributes materials provided by local dental office to Fort Bend City officials


March 29, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Congressman Al Green distributed gloves, wipes and masks provided by a local dental office on Saturday to Fort Bend County officials who have been overcoming coronavirus. Green released the following statement: “In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, medical professionals have faced a shortage of the supplies necessary to combat this pandemic as it continues to …

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Houston’s ‘Bread Man’ giving away free loaves to hospitality workers


March 29, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — He’s known as “Houston’s Bread Man.” Tasos Katsaounis supplies fresh artisan bread to dozens of hotels and restaurants across the city. With dining rooms closing amid COVID-19 concerns, Katsaounis lost business. But that hasn’t stopped him from giving back to the community who made his passion a success. His Bread Man Baking Co. is now hosting daily pop-ups with …

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Officials issue warning to Lake Houston visitors who aren’t practicing social distancing


March 29, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The streets in Houston, along with other major cities nationwide, have been largely empty as people are attempting to practice social distancing. However, that hasn’t stopped some residents from pursuing the urge to hang out. According to officials, people were still seen in large groups at Lake Houston, even after several warnings and Stay Home orders …

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Slow test results delaying COVID-19 diagnoses


March 29, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow across the country, testing remains the number one problem for people concerned about their health. In the Greater Houston region, there are both private and public testing, but they run into the same problem: waiting for results. “It’s a common problem,” said Vian Nguyen, Chief Medical Officer for Legacy …

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