A total of 619 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Harris County on Aug. 17, as were 12 deaths caused by the coronavirus, according to public health data. The daily total for new cases is down from 806 one week ago, Aug. 10, and the seven-day rolling average of new cases per day has also fallen since last week, from an average of 1,208 cases per day Aug. 10 to an average of 911 cases per day Aug. 17.
A total of 92,942 cases have now been confirmed in Harris County, including 27,861 active cases, 64,017 recovered cases and 1,064 deaths. A total of 159 COVID-19 deaths have been officially confirmed in Harris County over the past week.
The number of COVID-19 patients in Harris County's general wards rebounded Aug. 17 after a big drop the previous day. Total general ward cases were up by 91 on Aug. 17 to 823 but still down from two days ago, when they stood at 911.
The number of patients in intensive care units in Harris County stayed flat, rising slightly from 430 to 441, and down by about 4.8% from one week ago, when they stood at 463. Base intensive care units were about 95% occupied across Texas Medical Center hospitals as of Aug. 16.