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Houston Public Media
Jul 22, 2021
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Thursday raised the county’s COVID-19 threat level amid a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations fueled by the spread of the delata variant and a slowdown in vaccinations.
Houston Chronicle
Jul 22, 2021

After being abandonedat a local animal hospital last month, kitten sisters Laverne and Shirly arestill waiting to find their new homes, as well as hundreds of other animals atthe Harris County Pets animal shelter.

The Katy News
Jul 20, 2021
Harris County Public Health (HCPH) and the Harris County Fire Marshal (HCFMO) have issued close orders for Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring, after approximately 60 individuals were exposed to high levels of chemicals in the water.
Houston Press
Jul 20, 2021
Several weeks ago, most of the Houston area’s COVID-19 metrics were trending in the right direction. According to the Texas Medical Center, the spread of the coronavirus was slowing down, not speeding up, and that combined with low daily new case counts and falling hospitalizations put the region temporarily in the realm of “community control.” Things were getting better.
KHOU Channel 11
Jul 19, 2021

"We're seeing a lot of young people getting infected, so that's people less than 40. We also know those are the people with the lowest rates of vaccination," Rivera said.

KHOU 11
Jul 16, 2021

Harris County Public Health confirmed the West Nile Virus has been found in dozens of mosquitoes and bird across the county this year. 

KHOU Channel 11
Jul 14, 2021

Only about half of Harris County residents have been fully vaccinated at this point. “The key point is those patients with severe disease who are being hospitalized almost entirely are unvaccinated,” Long said.

ABC 13
Jul 10, 2021
After seeing a significant decrease in COVID-19 cases, doctors say the Houston area is starting to see a slight uptick and they're associating the change with the fast-spread delta variant.

Harris County Public Health said the delta variant could become the dominant variant in Houston, especially since it spreads more easily than previous variant.
Univision
Jul 07, 2021
En el condado Harris ya se han reportado 14 casos de personas con esta variante, que se propaga más rápido y aumenta el riesgo para las personas contagiadas. Expertos coinciden en que, por el momento, la forma más segura para detener el coronavirus y sus cepas es la vacunación y ven con preocupación que un importante porcentaje de residentes no ha recibido sus dosis.
ABC 13
Jul 07, 2021
The fast-spreading delta variant is a cause for concern for many parents, so what's the best way to prevent it? Experts suggest increasing vaccination rates.
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