Texas Medical Center Coronavirus Update: New COVID-19 Cases Continue to Steadily Decline as Virus Counts in Sewage Rise

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The City of Houston’s average sewage viral load increased to 583% of baseline as of September 6, 5.83 times the July 2020 COVID-19 virus count, an increase of 48, 88% compared to the reference value of the previous week, according to the Texas Medical Center.

Most tracking measures show a steady decline in the spread of the coronavirus. During the week of August 30 to September 30. On February 6, Texas Medical Center facilities admitted an average of 149 COVID-19 patients per day, a slight decrease from the average 158 patients admitted per day during the week of August 23-29, according to the dashboard. TMC COVID-19.

During the week of August 24-30, there were an average of 72.79 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents in Harris County each day. New cases trended downward at a rate of 27.64 fewer cases per day between August 24 and September 24. 7, according to Harris County Public Health.

Coronavirus positivity rates also declined between the two weeks, from 10.6% to 9.8% in the Greater Houston area, according to the TMC. The positivity rate measures the percentage of COVID-19 tests that come back with positive results in the region.

As of Sept. 6, the Texas Department of State Health Services reports that just over 3.01 million Harris County residents are fully immunized, or 68.8% of all eligible residents. More than 3.53 million inhabitants are partially vaccinated.

Harris County COVID-19 threat level is moderate, with officials advising vigilance and care for unvaccinated people.

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