So... what we are seeing is a steady increase, over 4 months, of non-covid admissions, with an upturn in covid admissions in the last three weeks that did not change the actual trend of admissions. Thanks for the verification that the covid bump for the area is, indeed, statistically insignificant.No, it looks like 17% of capacity.
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"On July 9, the state reported 11,296 available staffed hospital beds, including 953 available staffed ICU beds statewide. COVID-19 patients currently occupy 16.7% of total hospital beds. In late April, Abbott ordered hospitals to reserve 15% of beds for COVID-19 patients.
According to DSHS, these numbers do not include beds at psychiatric hospitals or other psychiatric facilities. They do include psychiatric and pediatric beds at general hospitals, and pediatric beds at children’s hospitals."
Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, Republican, and very much a Trump supporter, is obviously lying about this. You just haven't yet been able to give a reason why he would.
And since we are talking about hospital admissions and capacity, what ever happened to all those huge temporary hospitals in Texas that got built and never needed to be used?