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The Buzz Magazines
Mar 27, 2020

The Harris County Animal Shelter (HCAS) will remain open to the public during the official “stay home, work safe” order issued by Harris County and the City of Houston to control community spread of COVID-19.

KPRC AM 950
Mar 27, 2020

The Sheriff’s Office is working with Harris County Public Health to identify co-workers, inmates, and members of the public who may have had close contact with the diagnosed employees so they can take necessary precautions.

Fox 26
Mar 27, 2020

Harris County reports 16 additional positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the county total to 135.

The Baytown Sun
Mar 27, 2020

By mid-afternoon Thursday, about 54,000 people completed the COVID-19 online evaluation, according to Sam Bissett, communication specialist with Harris County Public Health.

The Paper Magazine
Mar 27, 2020

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has confirmed, as of 3 p.m. today, 16 new cases of COVID-19, which brings the total to 135 positive cases, including one COVID-19 related death, reported on March 19, 2020. HCPH is also confirming that 13 patients have recovered. These new cases do not include those within the City of Houston.

HTV Houston Television
Mar 26, 2020

Dr. Umair A. Shah of Harris County Public Health and Dr. David Persse from the Houston Health Department share their insights regarding the current community spread of COVID-19 in the Houston region and beyond.

Houston Chronicle
Mar 26, 2020

During a separate news conference, Umair Shah, executive director of the county’s health agency, said that he expects their supplies to last another five days. A third federal shipment will arrive in three to four days, he said.

Community Impact News
Mar 26, 2020

Umair Shah, director of the Harris County Public Health Department, said the county has tested approximately 1,700 people since Monday, as of March 26.

The Baytown News
Mar 26, 2020

Harris County Public Health announced 40 new cases Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total number diagnosed so far to 119 cases in the parts of the county outside the City of Houston.

The Paper
Mar 26, 2020

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has confirmed, as of 3 p.m. today, 40 new cases of COVID-19, which brings the total to 119 positive cases, including one COVID-19 related death, reported on March 19, 2020. HCPH is also confirming that 13 of our patients have recovered.

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