We all are aware of the increasing COVID-19 infections across the country and in several Texas cities. How has this trend affected Dallas County hospitalizations and fatalities? Through a review of the Dallas County website, there are some data points that offer us answers.
The number of available ICU beds on November 27, 2020, was about 30. When the infection numbers were peaking over the summer, the number of available ICU beds was just over 100 on July 24, 2020.
The number of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 ER visits was 460 on November 28, 2020. This compares with just over 500 on July 23, 2020. It seems these numbers are starting to turn down.
The number of COVID-19 hospital admissions in Dallas County was 89 on November 28, 2020. However, this same measure was 140 on July 24, 2020. It also seems these numbers are starting to turn down.
The number of COVID-19 inpatients in Dallas County hospitals was 771 on November 28, 2020. This can be compared to 700 on July 23, 2020.
There were two fatalities caused by this infection on November 28, 2020. However, there were about fifteen fatalities on July 21, 2020.
Clearly, the Dallas County hospitals are not overrun. Fatalities from COVID-19 infection are down by several multiples compared to this summer.
Clearly, also, we all must maintain our personal mitigation protocols. This is not going to be solved by our national and state leaders. We are the ones who can solve this problem; we are the ones who determine personal hygiene, we are the ones who decide if we wear a mask, and we are the ones who decide if we stay home if we are sick or are suspected of being infected. This is up to us!
May we rely on our foundational sources for hope and strength; facts, logic, and faith.
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