Texas hospitals brace for another COVID-19 surge – Riverside, California

Riverside, California 2021-07-30 10:34:10 –

When Terry Skogin quit his job at the Titus Community Medical Center in Mount Pleasant on Tuesday night, there were five patients in the facility receiving COVID treatment.

Overnight, six more people suffering from severe coronavirus infections were admitted to a rural hospital in northeast Texas. Pushing the facility to its capacity limit, hospital CEO Scoggin was wary of what he called the “fourth surge.”

“We are working on it again,” Scoggin said.

The patient received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on July 21, 2021, at a clinic held in partnership with the Central Texas Food Bank and the University of Texas in Austin.

That same night, hospitalizations in Bexar County increased by nearly 8%. Bexar county officials said Wednesday alone that about 100 people were admitted to a local facility with serious COVID on Tuesday alone.

“These numbers are staggering and horrifying,” said Eric Epley, CEO of San Antonio’s Southwest Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Board.

Hospitals and health authorities across Texas are seeing a similar dramatic surge, straining the already decimated healthcare system that has starved workers in the aftermath of the previous coronavirus surge.

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