A look at state hospital data for Tyler, Longview and surrounding counties

A look at state hospital data for Tyler, Longview and surrounding counties
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Wednesday, Sept. 9

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to decrease across the state, and that holds true in East Texas, too. State data shows East Texas hospitals are treating 180 people for the virus. That’s down 20 since Tuesday. The data also shows that area hospitals have 1,991 staffed hospital beds, and just more than 24 percent of those are open.

Five more of the area’s ICU beds are open, for a total of 29 available. 290 ventilators are on standby, which is an increase of eight.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Fewer people are hospitalized in East Texas with COVID-19 today. The state reports 200 people are hospitalized in Smith, Gregg and surrounding counties. That’s 22 fewer than a week ago today.

STATE DATA SHOWS EAST TEXAS HOSPITALS HAVE

State data shows East Texas hospitals have 1,920 staffed hospital beds, 23.8 percent of which are open. That includes 24 ICU beds, down one, and 282 ventilators are on standby. That is 24 fewer than on Friday.

Friday, Sept. 4

At the state level, the number of people hospitalized with COVID19 dropped below 4,000 for the first time since June 22. The numbers are going down in East Texas as well.

State data shows that 218 people are being treated for the virus in hospitals in Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties. That is two fewer than yesterday’s report.

The state data also shows that East Texas has 2,103 staffed hospital beds, and 19.4 percent of those are open. That total includes 25 ICU beds, which is five less than yesterday. A total of 258 ventilators are on standby.

Thursday, Sept. 3

East Texas hospitals continue to treat COVID-19 patients. Today the state says 220 people are hospitalized; that is unchanged from yesterday’s report. State data also shows that today East Texas has 2105 staffed hospital beds. 18.3 percent of those are open.

That includes 30 ICU beds, which is two more than yesterday. 257 ventilators are on standby.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

A slight decrease in hospitalizations for COVID-19 tonight.

East Texas hospitals are treating 220 people for the virus. That’s 2 less than yesterday.

The state reports East Texas hospitals have 2,052 staffed hospital beds, 18.4 percent are open, that includes 28 ICU beds, down 5 since yesterday. 255 ventilators are on standby.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Another slight uptick in the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in East Texas.

State data shows 222 people are being treated in our area. That’s nine more than Monday.

The data also shows that East Texas has 1,989 staffed hospital beds; 21.5 percent of those are open.

That includes 33 ICU beds, which is fewer than Monday. 266 ventilators are on standby.

Tuesday, Aug. 25

There has been a slight increase in the number of people who are hospitalized in East Texas for COVID-19. State data shows that 206 people were receiving treatment for the virus on Tuesday, which is 10 more than Monday’s total.

The small spike comes after two weeks of the number trending downward.

The data also shows that East Texas has 1,979 staffed beds, and 23.7 of those are available. That total includes 38 ICU beds, down three since Monday. Two-hundred-sixty-five ventilators are on standby in East Texas.

Monday, Aug. 24

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to decline.

Today, the state says 196 people are in East Texas hospitals being treated for the virus, that’s 15 less than on Friday.

State data shows that East Texas has 2,007 total staffed hospital beds, 24.9 percent are open. 41 ICU beds are open, 8 more than on Friday. 278 ventilators are on standby.

Friday, Aug. 21

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to decline across East Texas.

The state says 211 people are being treated in our area, that’s 10 less than yesterday’s report.

State data shows that today East Texas has 2,080 total staffed hospital beds, 20.5 percent of those are open, that includes 33 ICU beds, 4 less than yesterday. 274 ventilators are on standby, an increase of 1.

Thursday, Aug. 20

More than 200 people a day have been hospitalized in East Texas with COVID-19 since mid-July.

The state says 221 people are being treated for the virus in our area. That’s down 12 from yesterday.

State data also shows that today, East Texas has:

  • 2083 total staffed hospital beds, 19.9% of those are open
  • That includes 37 ICU beds, 8 more than yesterday.
  • 273 ventilators are on standby.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in East Texas remains steady.

State data shows 233 people are being treated, that’s just one less than yesterday.

State data shows today East Texas has 2,083 total staffed hospital beds, 18.4 percent are open, that includes 29 ICU beds, 15 fewer than yesterday. 278 ventilators are on standby, an increase of 21.

Tuesday, Aug. 18

Another increase in hospitalizations for COVID-19 today.

State data shows 234 people being treated for the virus at hospitals in Gregg, Smith, and surrounding counties, that’s 9 more than yesterday’s report.

State data also shows that today East Texas has 1,961 total staffed hospital beds, 22.7 percent of those are open, that includes 44 ICU beds, 1 more than yesterday. 257 ventilators are on standby.

Monday, Aug. 17

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are decreasing across the state, but here in East Texas, an increase.

225 people are being treated for the virus at hospitals in Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties. That’s 18 more than on Friday according to state data.

The data also shows that East Texas has 1,979 total staffed hospital beds, 22.3 percent of those are open. That includes 43 ICU beds, up 6 since Friday. 127 ventilators are on standby.

Friday, Aug. 14

Fewer people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in East Texas tonight.

State data shows 212 people are being treated at hospitals in Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties, that’s 18 less than yesterday’s report.

The state reports East Texas has 1,952 total staffed hospital beds, 17.9 percent of those are open, that includes 37 ICU beds, one less than yesterday. 244 ventilators are on standby, down one since yesterday.

Thursday, Aug. 13

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 increased slightly overnight in East Texas following several days of declining numbers.

The state says 230 people are being treated at East Texas hospitals.

Wednesday the state reports East Texas has:

  • 1,928 total staffed hospital beds, 18. 5 percent are open.
  • 38 ICU beds, 2 less than Wednesday.
  • 245 ventilators are on standby in this region.

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to decline across East Texas.

State data shows 228 people at hospitals in Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties, that’s 7 less than yesterday’s report.

This is the sixth straight day the state has reported fewer cases.

State data also shows East Texas has:

  • 1,894 total staffed hospital beds, 18.5 percent are open.
  • 40 I-C-U beds are open, an increase of 3.
  • 224 ventilators are on standby, 9 more than yesterday.

Monday, Aug. 10

More people in Texas are testing positive for COVID-19, but fewer are being hospitalized for it.

State data shows 247 people hospitalized in East Texas, however, the statewide positivity rate, the percentage of positive cases to viral tests over 7 days, is above 20 percent for the first time over the weekend.

State data shows that East Texas has:

  • 1,852 total staffed hospital beds, 16.5 percent are unoccupied.
  • 34 I-C-U beds are open, down 4 from Friday.
  • 222 ventilators are on standby, an increase of 4.

Thursday, Aug. 6

Hospitalizations are increasing in East Texas.

State data shows that just more than 86 percent of the hospital beds in Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties are in use.

The state is also reporting that 259 people are being treated for COVID-19 in our hospitals. That is more than double the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 one month ago.

East Texas has 1,926 total staffed hospital beds. Of those, 13.8 percent are still available. That total includes 41 ICU beds. A total of 225 ventilators are on standby, which is 15 less than yesterday.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

COVID-19 continues to challenge hospital capacity.

The state reports 250 people are being treated for the virus at hospitals in Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties.

State data shows that East Texas has:

  • 1,862 total staffed hospital beds, just 16.3-percent of those are unoccupied.
  • 41 I-C-U beds are open, an increase of 5.
  • 240 ventilators are on standby, down 2 from yesterday.

Tuesday, Aug. 4

There was a decrease Tuesday in ICU beds available in East Texas.

The state tracks hospital usage, and reports just 36 intensive care beds on standby in Smith, Gregg and surrounding counties.

That's three less than Monday.

Meanwhile, state data shows 256 hospitalized in the area for the virus, an increase of 13.

The data also shows East Texas has 1,805 total staffed hospital beds, 19.2 percent are open.

That includes 36 ICU beds and 242 ventilators are on standby.

Monday, August 3

An increase in hospital capacity today in East Texas.

State data shows 243 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties. That’s eight fewer than on Friday.

Meanwhile, available hospital beds increased by about 4-percent over the weekend. It’s unclear if that is a reduction of usage or an increase in space.

State data shows East Texas has:

  • 1,765 total staffed hospital beds, 18.6-percent are available.
  • That includes 39 I-C-U beds, an increase of 14 since Friday.
  • 224 ventilators are on standby.

Friday, July 31

The number of available hospital beds in Smith, Gregg, Harrison, and surrounding counties has decreased, according to the Department of State Health Services.

State data shows that 268 hospital beds are available in the area. The total is half of what was available two weeks ago.

A total of 251 people are currently hospitalized for COVID-19 in East Texas.

The data also shows that there are 2,191 staffed hospital beds, but just 12.2 percent of those aren’t currently in use. East Texas also has 25 available ICU beds. A total of 202 ventilators are available, and that total is down four from yesterday.

Thursday, July 30

The number of I-C-U beds available in East Texas hospitals continues to decline.

State data shows that of all I-C-U beds in Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties, just 18 are unoccupied. That is 59 less than one week ago today.

The data also shows that East Texas hospitals have:

  • 1,853 total staffed hospital beds, 12-percent are available.
  • 18 I-C-U beds are open.
  • 206 ventilators are on standby.

Tuesday, July 28

Another increase today for hospitalizations for COVID-19, as the number of I-C-U beds available falls to the lowest yet.

270 people are being treated at hospitals in Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties, an increase of 15.

State data shows that today East Texas has:

  • 2,129 total staffed hospital beds, 16-percent are unoccupied.
  • 25 I-C-U beds are available, less than half of those available one week ago today.
  • The number of ventilators on standby remains steady at 221.

Monday, July 27

While statewide hospitalization data is delayed due to changes in reporting methods, East Texas data is available.

The state says 255 people are being treated for COVID-19 at hospitals in Gregg, Smith, and surrounding counties. That’s 11 more than on Friday.

Today, East Texas has:

  • 1,714 total staffed hospital beds, 17.3-percent of those are open.
  • 30 I-C-U beds are reported available.
  • 222 ventilators are on standby.

Friday, July 24

The number of people who are now hospitalized for COVID-19 in Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties has gone down. State data shows there are 15 fewer people being treated for the illness. Two-hundred-forty-four people remain hospitalized.

The statewide positivity rate has also gone down. It’s now at 13.7 percent.

East Texas has a total of 1,936 staffed hospital beds, and of that number 20.6 percent are not in use. A total of 77 ICU beds are now open, which is an increase of 14.

State data shows that 183 ventilators are on standby. That number is 56 fewer than on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 22

The number of COVID-19 patients in area hospitals is steadily increasing.

The state says 259 people are now hospitalized in Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties. That is 14 more than yesterday and 110 more than just two weeks ago.

State data also shows that:

  • 397 total staffed hospital beds are available, that’s 19-percent of the total.
  • 63 I-C-U beds are not in use, that is 2 more than yesterday.
  • 239 ventilators are on standby, 7 less than yesterday.

Tuesday, July 21

Hospitalizations continue to increase across East Texas.

State data shows 245 people are now being treated for COVID-19 at hospitals in Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties.

The positivity rate, that is, the percentage of positive cases to viral tests, is at 15-percent.

The data also shows that East Texas has:

  • 2,031 hospital beds, an increase of 16. 77.3-percent of those beds are in use.
  • 61 I-C-U beds are open, that’s 9 less than yesterday.
  • 246 ventilators are on standby, an increase of 7.

Monday, July 20

The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in East Texas has increased by 16 since Friday, bringing that total to 242. The number is now the highest total so far.

The state data for the above numbers is from hospitals in Smith, Gregg, and the surrounding counties.

The data also shows that East Texas has 2,015 staffed hospital beds, and 77 percent of those are currently in use. A total of 70 ICU beds are available, and 239 ventilators are on standby. The latter total is one more than the one from Friday.

Friday, July 17

As of today, there are 226 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in East Texas. That is the highest total so far.

State data shows 64 more people being treated in Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties that just one week ago today. The data also shows that East Texas has 2,108 staffed hospital beds, and 78 percent of those are in use at this time.

Seventy-one ICU beds are available, and that total is down four from yesterday. Currently, there are 238 ventilators on standby, which represents an increase of 19.

Thursday, June 16

The number of people hospitalized in the Tyler-Longview area has risen again. State data shows that 220 people are currently being treated for COVID-19 in Trauma Service area G, which includes Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties. That is double the number of people who were hospitalized two weeks ago.

State data shows that East Texas has 2,146 staffed hospital beds, and 77 percent of them are in use. That total includes ICU beds. Seventy-five of the region’s ICU beds are currently open.

East Texas has 220 ventilators on standby, and that number is 14 more than yesterday.

Wednesday, July 15

Concern over hospital capacity continues to grow.

More than 200 people are currently hospitalized in Trauma Service Area ‘G’ that is made up of Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties.

State data shows the number hospitalized nearly doubles each week.

The positivity rate, which is the percentage of positive cases to viral tests, is at 16.8% according to state data.

That data also shows East Texas has:

  • 2,059 total staffed hospital beds, 77% of those are in use.
  • I-C-U capacity has fallen again to 72 open beds.
  • 211 ventilators are on standby, that’s 6 fewer than yesterday.

Tuesday, July 14

COVID-19 continue to put pressure on East Texas hospital capacity.

State data shows the number of people hospitalized increased by 10 since yesterday.

That means 197 people are currently being treated in Trauma Service Area ‘G’ that is Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties.

Today, East Texas has:

  • 2,000 staffed hospital beds, 73-percent of which are in use.
  • 73 I-C-U beds are available, that’s 14 less than yesterday.
  • 12 more ventilators are in use, leaving 117 on standby.

Monday, July 13

A spike in the number of East Texans hospitalized with COVID-19 over the weekend.

State data shows that on Sunday, 61 people sought medical help for COVID-19, briefly increasing the number hospitalized to 220. That is the highest recorded for this area.

Today’s data shows a slightly lower, but still significant number. 187 people are hospitalized in Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties.

East Texas today has:

  • 1,892 total staffed hospital beds, with just more than 71-percent currently in use.
  • 87 I-C-U beds are open.
  • 229 ventilators are on standby, that’s 12 fewer than on Friday.

Friday, July 10

Sixteen more people are being treated for COVID-19 in Trauma Service Area G, which is made up of Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties. A total of 162 people are being treated for the coronavirus in this area.

The Department of State Health Services tracks hospital usage.

The data shows that East Texas has:

  • 2,002 total staffed hospital beds, 77 percent of which are in use
  • 85 available IC beds
  • 245 ventilators on standby, four less than 24 hours ago

Tuesday, July 7

Twenty-five more people are in East Texas hospitals today, being treated for COVID-19.

The Department of State Health Services tracks hospital usage.

That data shows 146 people hospitalized in Trauma Service Area ‘G’ which is made up of Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties. That is triple what it was two weeks ago today.

The data shows that East Texas has:

  • 1,987 total staffed hospital beds, 70-percent of which are in use.
  • 2 additional I-C-U beds are available today, making 99 available.
  • 245 ventilators are on standby, an increase of 4 since yesterday.

Monday, July 6

The number of people being treated in East Texas hospitals for COVID-19 increased by 25 since Friday.

The Department of State Health Services tracks hospital usage.

121 people are hospitalized in Trauma Service Area ‘G,’ which is Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties.

That data also shows East Texas has:

  • 1,807 staffed hospital beds, that’s 181 fewer than on Friday, 71-percent of those beds are in use.
  • 97 I-C-U beds are available, that’s an increase of 8.
  • 241 ventilators are open here in East Texas, an increase of 16.

Friday, July 3

More East Texans are in the hospital today being treated for COVID-19

The Department of State Health Services tracks hospital usage data. That data shows 23 more people hospitalized since this day last week.

A total of 96 people are in the hospital in Gregg, Smith, and surrounding counties.

Today East Texas has 1,988 staffed hospital beds, 77% of which are occupied.

89 ICU beds are open; that’s 10 more than yesterday. 225 ventilators are available; that’s 11 more than yesterday.

Thursday, July 2

The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in East Texas continues to rise.

Department of State Health Services monitors hospital usage.

That data shows 91 people are being treated at hospitals within Trauma Service Area ‘G'. That’s an increase of 30 since this day last week.

Today, State data shows:

  • 2,067 total staffed hospital beds available, 77-percent of which are occupied.
  • 79 I-C-U beds are open, that’s 8 fewer than yesterday.
  • 236 ventilators are available in Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties.

Wednesday, July 1

The State Department of Health Services reports nearly 400 more people are hospitalized today for COVID-19 in Texas. Here in our area, the number has fallen by six since yesterday.

State data shows 79 people being treated in East Texas hospitals for the virus.

That data also shows that today, East Texas has:

  • 1,963 total staffed hospital beds, 71-percent are occupied.
  • 87 I-C-U beds are open, that’s just two fewer than yesterday.
  • Available ventilators decreased by 12 to 235.

Tuesday, June 30

The number of people hospitalized in East Texas for COVID-19 is unchanged today.

The State Department of Health releases hospital usage data each afternoon. Currently, 85 people are being treated for the virus in Smith and Gregg County hospitals.

That data also shows that today, East Texas has:

  • 1,852 total staffed hospital beds, 69-percent of which are occupied.
  • 85 I-C-U beds are open, a decrease of 11 since yesterday.
  • 247 ventilators are available in Trauma Service Area ‘G', which is made up of Gregg, Smith, and surrounding counties.

Monday, June 29

The State’s recent efforts to increase hospital capacity is seen in data released today by the State Department of Health Services.

In East Texas, the number of hospital beds has grown by 168 since Friday.

The State says 85 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 in our area, that includes 12 added over the weekend.

That data also shows Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties have:

  • 1,911 total staffed hospital beds today about 68-percent of which are occupied.
  • Available I-C-U beds also increased by 17 since Friday to 96.
  • 13 fewer ventilators are available.

Friday, June 26

The number of people in East Texas hospitals for COVID-19 continues to increase.

The State Department of Health Services monitors hospital usage.

Tonight, that data shows 11 more people hospitalized for COVID-19 since yesterday.

According to that data, today East Texas has:

  • 2,026 total staffed beds, about 79 percent of which are occupied.
  • 79 I-C-U beds are open and 240 ventilators are available.
  • The state says 73 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Trauma Service Area ‘G', that includes Smith, Gregg, and surrounding counties.

Thursday, June 25

Several dozen East Texans remain hospitalized for COVID-19. The State Department of Health Services monitors hospital usage

Tonight, that data shows a slight increase in the number of beds available in trauma service area G, which includes Tyler, Longview and surrounding counties. According to that data, East Texas has:

* 2,034 total staffed hospital beds, which is about 78 percent of which are occupied.

* 73 ICU beds are open, which is two less than yesterday, and 239 ventilators are available.

* 62 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Longview and Tyler areas.

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