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10:08 a.m. As of Sunday, 61 Harris County Sheriff’s Office employees have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the agency tweeted.
The tweet marks a 10-case jump from the 51 employees reported with COVID-19 on Saturday.
Of the positive cases, 49 employees worked in the county jail. Four people have been hospitalized.
8:48 a.m. On the front page: Texas has 2nd-worst COVID-19 testing rate
The true scope of the novel coronavirus in Texas will likely never be known because of the lack of testing. The state is the second worst at testing per capita in the nation. Only Kansas ranks lower.
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8:00 a.m. The bulk of Harris County’s novel coronavirus cases are in three zip codes — 77088, 77084 and 77449 — which include Acres Homes, parts of the Energy Corridor, and a section of Katy east of the Grand Parkway and north of Interstate 10, respectively.
Those zip codes have anywhere from 61 and 90 cases of the coronavirus, according to county data.
The map, released on Saturday, is based on 3,561 cases in Houston and unincorporated Harris County.