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, 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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