Other areas that had actually been above 15% for at least one day on Saturday were focused around San Angelo, Texarkana, Victoria and Waco. On the other hand, areas near Abilene, Beaumont, College Station and Tyler were all above 14%.
The North Texas Trauma Service Area was at 14.87% Thursday, before climbing up to 15.05% Friday and 15.63% Saturday.
For the second successive day, the percentage of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in North Texas increased above 15% Saturday– the mark set by Gov. Greg Abbott that would set off a rollback of relaxed restrictions.
While some individual counties in TSA E surpassed 15% prior to Friday, the seven-day count doesnt start till the entire region exceeds the number.
Per Abbotts executive order, which entered into result Oct. 14, if the variety of people hospitalized with COVID-19 exceeds 15% of all clients in a designated Trauma Service Area for seven straight days, bars will be required to close and all other organizations need to lower capability from 75% to 50%.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area remains in Trauma Service Area E, which includes 19 counties: Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise.
There are currently five Trauma Service Areas that have actually gone beyond 15% capability for seven or more days– the regions centered around Amarillo, Lubbock, El Paso, Midland-Odessa and Laredo.