CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 7/3/2020

July 3, 2020

James Harris

10:59 AM (3 hours ago)

 
to Harris
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
July 2, 2020 – 12 new cases and 2 recoveries to report today for Harrison County. Governor Abbott has just issued today a requirement to wear a face covering in public places, avoid groups larger than 10 and maintain 6 feet of social distancing between others who you are not traveling with.
As cases continue to rise across the state, it was just a matter of time before stronger restrictions were imposed. Please take this seriously for your health and that of those around y…
Posted by the GREATER MARSHALL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
 
 
VARIOUS AREA ‘S HOSPITALIZED COVID  CENSUS
TRAUMA AREA 4/8/20 5/1/20 AVG TO 1 JUNE 6/1/20 6/15/20 6/27/20 6/29/20 6/30/20 7/1/20 7/2/20
MARSHALL/TYLER/LGV 26 63 46 49 53 75 85 85 79 91
DALLAS 579 636 569 580 728 1248 1288 1375 1411 1499
AUSTIN 45 69 61 89 123 337 373 388 408 426
HOUSTON 495 475 480 482 696 1691 1767 2059 2139 2250
SAN ANTONIO 69 54 70 106 165 815 935 1010 1091 1170
RIO GRAND VALLEY 39 30 38 37 87 451 475 545 588 693
STATE OF TEXAS 1491 1778 1670 1756 2287 5523 5913 6533 6904 7382
 
 
 
 
 
Dates and sequence of the COVID  Pandemic
 
The Texas Department of State Health Services has that data at its disposal. Hospitals across the state have been sending daily reports on how many available regular and intensive care unit beds they have, as well as the number of available ventilators, to regional health authorities, which send the information to the state. The agency then publicly releases that data for the state as a whole and for the state’s 22 trauma service regions.The Texas Department of State Health Services has that data at its disposal. Hospitals across the state have been sending daily reports on how many available regular and intensive care unit beds they have, as well as the number of available ventilators, to regional health authorities, which send the information to the state. The agency then publicly releases that data for the state as a whole and for the state’s 22 trauma service regions.
 
Data for individual hospitals or counties is not made public “because hospitals within trauma service areas coordinate to ensure their communities have necessary care, and because people often cross county lines to get hospital care,” said Chris Van Deusen, a DSHS spokesperson.

Hospital officials in Houston and other parts of the state recently warned that hospitals could get overwhelmed if the number of infections keeps climbing. Statewide, 6,904 patients in Texas were hospitalized with COVID-19 on Wednesday — a figure that has been going up nearly every day since June 1.Data for individual hospitals or counties is not made public “because hospitals within trauma service areas coordinate to ensure their communities have necessary care, and because people often cross county lines to get hospital care,” said Chris Van Deusen, a DSHS spokesperson.

According to data from DSHS, the state had 1,322 available intensive care unit beds and close to 13,000 available hospital beds Wednesday. But there are important regional disparities. The Northeast Texas Regional Advisory Council reported Wednesday that 43% of its hospital beds are in use with 92 ICU beds available, while the East Texas Gulf Coast Regional Advisory Council, which includes nine counties and more than 1.3 million people, is 83% full with only 10 open ICU beds.
 
The Texas Medical Center in Houston, which includes 21 hospitals, used to update daily a set of “early warnings,” including its base intensive care capacity. On June 24, TMC leaders issued a statement warning that patients with COVID-19 were being admitted at an “alarming rate.” The next day, the medical center reported it had reached 100% of ICU base capacity — and then stopped updating that information for almost three days.
 
 
Getting the ability to fly would be so uplifting.
 
. Becoming a vegetarian is one big missed steak. (the worse yet?)
 
HAVE A NICE HOLIDAY, SAFELY.

 
 

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