Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has declared Monday a day of mourning for all those who lost their lives due to Covid-19.
“Today has been declared a day of mourning for those who have lost their life to #COVID19. I encourage faith/community leaders & all #Houstonians to pause, reflect, pray, mourn & honor all those we have lost & to comfort all those they have left behind at noon," the mayor said in a tweet.
The Houston Health Department reported 7,743 cases of coronavirus and 131 deaths.
“It is more important than ever to wear your face coverings, to maintain social distancing, and to practice good hygiene,” Turner said during a news conference on Monday.
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