Harris County coronavirus count: 942 new cases, 20 deaths confirmed Aug. 11
Aug. 11 was the second day in the row during which the total number of newly confirmed cases in Harris County was below 1,000. (Community Impact staff)
A total of 942 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Harris County on Aug. 11, including 311 new cases in the city of Houston and 631 new cases in Harris County outside of the city.
Aug. 11 was the second day in the row during which the total number of newly confirmed cases was below 1,000. Prior to that, the number of new cases being confirmed was more than 1,000 per day in the county dating back to July 27, when it was 846. The seven-day average of new cases per day fell for the sixth day in a row and now stands at 1,137.
Another 20 deaths were confirmed in Harris County on Aug. 11, bringing the death count to 925. A total of 137 COVID-19 deaths have now been confirmed over the past week. The number of active cases in the county stands at 36,133, while recoveries stand at 50,465.
The base intensive care unit capacity in the Texas Medical Center was no longer fully occupied as of the most recent update Aug. 10, with 1,277 of 1,330 beds filled. The TMC had been using surge ICU capacity for most of July and August due to base capacity being fully occupied.
Data being tracked by the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council showed the number of COVID-19 patients in Harris County ICUs rising from 463 on Aug. 10 to 502 on Aug. 11.