The Texas Medical Center admitted an average of 226 COVID-19 hospital patients per day for the week of July 18-24, which fell to 219 per day for the week of July 25-Aug. 1, a 3.2% decrease in new patients, according to the TMC’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Meanwhile, the city of Houston’s average wastewater viral load was 725% baseline as of Aug. 1—or 7.25 times the COVID-19 viral count of July 2020—a 6.33% decrease from the previous week’s baseline.

During the week of July 26-Aug. 2, there was an average of 72.39 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 people in Harris County each day. New cases trended downward at a rate of 17.94 fewer cases per day between July 19-Aug. 2, according to Harris County Public Health.

The coronavirus positivity rate also slightly declined between the two weeks from 15.6% to 14.8% across the Greater Houston area, according to the TMC. The positivity rate measures what percentage of COVID-19 tests come back with positive results in the area.

As of Aug. 2, the Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting 74.3% of all Harris County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine with 63.8% of the total population fully vaccinated.

The Harris County COVID-19 threat level is moderate with officials advising vigilance and care to the unvaccinated.