Coronovirus Houston: Mayor Sylvester Turner urged to cancel holiday celebrations due to epidemic

Houston, Texas (KTRK) – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is urging townspeople to undergo tests this week and cancel their holiday celebrations after the city’s COVID-19 positivity rate rises to 11.2%.

During Monday’s briefing, Turner said the Houston Health Department reported 777 cases of COVID-19, with Houston’s total of 111,211. In addition to the new cases, Turner reported that three more deaths from the virus had occurred, bringing the city’s total deaths to 1,530.

As the COVID-19 vaccine still continues, both the Houston Health Department and the Houston Fire Department are scheduled to receive 3,000 doses of the coronovirus vaccine this week.

Samuel Pena, Chief of the Houston Fire Department, said, “We are ready to receive that inventory. We have plans to store the equipment and equipment properly and give vaccines to those employees.”

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase, concerns are mounting about reports of a new round of viruses in the United Kingdom. During Monday’s briefing, Dr. David Pearce of the Houston Department of Health addressed the new version, saying it does not cause any serious illness.

“The new mutant viruses do not appear to be any more lethal, do not cause any more serious disease, do not cause any more deaths. The change appears to be that the virus is more easily transmitted,” Dr. Said the purse.

With the city of Houston seeing an increase in its COVID-19 positivity rate, Mayor Turner is urging the Hoostonians to cancel their upcoming Christmas celebrations.

Turner said, “To avoid a boom, postpone the trip sometime next year. I know a lot of people are flying here and there, I don’t think it’s a wise thing to do right now,” Turner said. . “Certainly, hope is now on the horizon with the approval of two vaccines.”

Health care workers have already started receiving the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and Monday’s President-Elect Joe Biden received a vaccination.

Biden received his first dose of the coronovirus vaccine on live television on Monday, as the American public is safe as part of a growing effort to persuade the vaccines. The president-elect took a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a hospital not far from his Delaware home, hours later by his wife Jill Biden.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is expected to get a vaccine shot tomorrow, December 22.

Abbott announced on Monday that the public would be allowed to return to the Capitol on January 4. 4. One week before the reorganization of the Texas Legislature. The decision has come in the form of new coronovirus cases and are reaching the highest levels of heat since hospitalization. As of Sunday in Texas, there were more than 9,800 hospitalized coronovirus patients since the most deadly heat outbreak.

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