Here is a look at Brazoria County's COVID-19 cases over the weekend.
The Texas Medical Center has fewer patients in intensive care units as of Aug. 2.
The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.
The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.
Harris County coronavirus count: Recoveries jump, active cases fall under new case tracking definitions
The confirmed number of COVID-19 recoveries in Harris County jumped over the August 1 weekend as the city of Houston began operating under a new record keeping protocol that redefines recoveries to include any cases where it has been "28 days or more since the case was reported, or released from [the] hospital and [is] not deceased."
"We have to take the valve off. It’s a pressure cooker."
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As of July 30, more than 45,000 cases have been reported in Houston and over 71,000 in Harris County overall since the outbreak began.
The airport is for both military and public use and is located about 17 miles southeast of downtown Houston.
Compare daily case count data from July 27-30.
The vast majority of the new cases and deaths were confirmed in the city of Houston.
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Texas Association of School Administrators asks state for more local control, clear guidelines in 2020-21
TASA leaders said in the letter that changing guidelines coming from the state are overly complicated and have only created confusion.
Teachers, students, parents and administrators can access classes, assignments and grades through the system whether learning from the classroom or elsewhere.
All classes will be conducted live, giving students the opportunity to engage with teachers and fellow classmates.
While the schools have all committed to following state and local guidelines, including mandatory face covering policies and stringent cleaning practices, their approaches to resuming instruction are varied.
Face masks will be required of guests in lobbies, hallways, restrooms and in auditoriums when not eating or drinking.
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The county's seven-day average is over 118 new cases per day, down by half from the average rate of over 235 per day at the peak July 5-11.
The hospitalization trendline has slowly been moving downward in the county since around July 9. It has remained almost completely unchanged over the past five days.
FEMA has adjusted its pre- and post-disaster response due to COVID-19.
Q&A: Houston business leader says federal Paycheck Protection Program has ‘made a significant difference’
"The doors [for business assistance] have been opened just about as wide as they can be made because it’s very unusual times," said Tim Jeffcoat, the district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration in Houston.