ROUNDUP: 5 recent coronavirus stories from the South Houston area readers should know

Prices are more of an indicator of real estate activity during the coronavirus pandemic than location or geography, a local Realtor said.
Prices are more of an indicator of real estate activity during the coronavirus pandemic than location or geography, a local Realtor said.

Prices are more of an indicator of real estate activity during the coronavirus pandemic than location or geography, a local Realtor said.

Catch up on some of the latest coronavirus updates for the South Houston area below.

RECORDS: League City police disband parties, visit businesses reportedly violating stay-at-home order

In League City, where residents can be fined up to $2,000 for violating the city’s stay-at-home order, police have responded to 40 reports of individuals and businesses violating the ordinance in the past week, but no arrests or citations have been made yet.

Baylor College of Medicine enrolling participants in COVID-19 treatment trial

Enrollment is underway for a coronavirus treatment trial run by the Baylor College of Medicine. The 15-day study will be used to determine the safety and efficacy of an experimental antiviral drug to treat COVID-19 patients with evidence of pneumonia.



Q&A: Houston-area Realtor describes changes in business during coronavirus outbreak

Editor Jen Para spoke with a local Realtor who offers services throughout Houston on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the industry and what the future for real estate in the area may look like.

Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce shares information about small-business relief programs

April 3 is the first day lending institutions can begin processing applications for the Paycheck Protection Program, the new Small Business Administration loan program designed to aid small businesses and keep employees on the payroll during the coronavirus pandemic. The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce hosted a webinar and Q&A session on what this means for business owners.

MAP: Where are confirmed coronavirus cases located in Fort Bend County?

Fort Bend County’s 194 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 1 are broken down by precinct, age and gender.

Jake Magee, Hunter Marrow, Jen Para and Claire Shoop contributed to this report.

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Texas Medical Center continued to see week-over-week decreases in the total number of active COVID-19 hospitalizations but also saw a significant increase in patient deaths, the medical center reported May 29. (Community Impact staff)
Texas Medical Center sees another week-over-week decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Texas Medical Center continued to see week-over-week decreases in the total number of active COVID-19 hospitalizations but also saw a significant increase in patient deaths, the medical center reported May 29.

The Willie's Grill & Icehouse restaurant in Copperfield is temporarily closed after reopening in mid-May. (Courtesy Willie's Grill & Icehouse Copperfield)
Study predicts coronavirus spike and other top Houston-area stories

Read some of the most popular Houston-area content on Community Impact Newspaper’s website from this week.

The syrup drums being repurposed into rain barrels were donated from Coca-Cola. (Courtesy Galveston Bay Foundation)
Galveston Bay Foundation to host virtual, drive-thru rain barrel workshop

The Kemah-based nature conservation nonprofit is hosting a rain barrel workshop this weekend for Houstonians thirsting for a way to help conserve the community’s water supply.

The Texas Renaissance Festival is set to resume Oct. 3 with safety guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (Courtesy Texas Renaissance Festival)
Texas Renaissance Festival announces tentative modifications for 2020 season

In a May 28 statement, General Manager Joseph Bailey said new safety measures are in the works to comply with governmental recommendations, and an operating plan is expected to be reviewed with officials in June.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Bay Area readers. (Community Impact staff)
MAY 28 ROUNDUP: Bay Area coronavirus updates

Galveston County reported nine additional coronavirus cases and nine new recoveries May 28.

The death total in Harris County now stands at 221. With 11,770 cases confirmed in the county, the death rate stands at 1.9%. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 1 new death confirmed May 28, 8 deaths over past 7 days

By comparison, 23 deaths were confirmed between May 16-22, and 39 deaths were confirmed between May 9-15.

Harris County has fewer physicians and registered nurses per 100,000 residents than nearby Montgomery County, according to 2019 data from Texas Health and Human Services. (Community Impact staff)
Health Care Snapshot 2020: Harris County population outpaces number of physicians, registered nurses

Harris County has fewer physicians and registered nurses per 100,000 residents than nearby Montgomery County, according to 2019 data from Texas Health and Human Services.

Health Care Snapshot 2020: Harris County ranked among top 25 counties for length of life

In terms of county health in 2020, Harris County ranked among the top 25 on length of life.

League City’s population is increasing but is leveling off after nearly a decade of consistent growth, while Pasadena's population is decreasing slightly. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Here’s what census population estimates for 2019 show about Bay Area cities

League City’s population is increasing but is leveling off after nearly a decade of consistent growth, while Pasadena's population is decreasing slightly.

Outdoor venues in all Texas counties will be permitted to operate at up to 25% capacity starting May 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Spectators to be welcomed back to Texas outdoor sporting events May 31 at 25% of venue capacity

Venue owners must operate under guidelines that facilitate appropriate social distancing.

Students enrolled in the University of Houston College of Nursing can take classes at the Sugar Land campus. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Q&A: UH College of Nursing dean reflects on how coronavirus has affected education, profession

Kathryn Tart, dean of the University of Houston’s College of Nursing, spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about how the novel coronavirus is changing the way the university is educating nursing students.

Houston Methodist researchers conducted a 25-patient trial in March and April to examine the safety of convalescent plasma transfusions as a possible treatment for COVID-19. (Courtesy Houston Methodist)
Greater Houston-area health systems examine plasma transfusion as possible COVID-19 treatment

The experimental therapy involves the transfer of plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to those who are currently symptomatic.