Texas Medical Center coronavirus update: New hospitalizations stagnate as indicators show drop in new cases


During the week of August 1-7, Texas Medical Center facilities admitted an average of 220 COVID-19 patients per day to its hospitals, a slight increase from the average 219 patients per day of the week of August 25-31. July, according to TMC’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Meanwhile, the city of Houston’s average wastewater viral load was 562% at baseline as of August 9, or 5.62 times the July 2020 COVID-19 virus count. This metric was a decrease from 22.5% from the previous week’s baseline.

During the week of August 2-9, there were an average of 115.76 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents in Harris County each day. New cases trended downward at a rate of 47.86 fewer cases per day between July 26 and August 26. 9, according to the Harris County Public Health Department.

The coronavirus positivity rate also dropped slightly between the two weeks, from 14.8% to 13.8% 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 August 9, the Texas State Department of Health Services reports that 74.4% of all Harris County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine compared to 63.8% of the total population. fully vaccinated.

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


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