Houston's Covid-19 positivity rate has gone up 10% since April and May, Mayor Sylvester Turner said at a briefing today.
Turner said in April and May the positivity rate was 3%, and it is now 13%.
“We are experiencing a surge currently in the city of Houston. We cannot lose focus that our goal is to bring the number down to blunt the progression of this virus,” he said.
Turner and public health officials said that doctors are seeing more cases among young people in their 20s, 30s and 40s.
Dr. David Pearse with the Houston Health Department said that 15% of the patients in intensive care units right now are in their 20s and 30s.
The city reported at least 1,317 new cases Sunday and Monday, Turner said.
The city is averaging about 700 new cases a day, he said.