Countdown begins as Tyler/Longview-area hospitals cross 15 percent mark of COVID-19 cases

Countdown begins as Tyler/Longview-area hospitals cross 15 percent mark of COVID-19 cases
Trauma Service Area G (Source: KLTV)

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - For the first time in seven days, the rate of COVID-19 cases in an East Texas hospital region has risen above 15 percent.

An order signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in October requires capacity rollbacks and even some closures for any Trauma Service Area that has seven consecutive days in which the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients as a percentage of hospital capacity goes above 15 percent.

The rate for Trauma Service Area G was 15.28 percent on Tuesday.

Counties included in Trauma Service Area G include Anderson, Camp, Cherokee, Franklin, Freestone, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Houston, Marion, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Shelby, Smith, Trinity, Upshur, Van Zandt. and Wood.

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