There's is a bit of good news from the Texas Medical Center that you probably won't hear from the mainstream media. Hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the last seven days are trending in a positive direction, according to Dr. James McDeavitt with the Baylor College of Medicine.
"A lot of people are testing positive, but we are generating fewer admissions into the hospital," McDeavitt said, adding that Med Center hospitals are only using about 8% of the 373 ICU surge beds they have available.
- Houston Fire Department Captain Leroy Lucio has lost his battle with COVID-19. He has been in a San Antonio ICU. He was with HFD for 29 years.
- The Texas death count is now up to 4,020, with more than 10,500 Texans in the hospital with the disease.
- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says because 200 city employees are sick with the virus, things like trash pickup and street repairs could be impacted and/or delayed.
- Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has sent a letter to county school districts urging them to make the first eight weeks of the new school year online only. In other words, Judge Hidalgo doesn't want kids returning to the classroom until October.
- The UIL met yesterday to discuss how they will handle fall sports like football. There has been no announcement yet, but the speculation is fall sports could be pushed back by at least a few weeks.
- The Houston Ballet has announced that because of the pandemic they will cancel this year's production of 'The Nutcracker.'