THE WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13
Texas Department of State Health Services reported:148 New Covid Cases in Frio County
(64 New Covid Cases were reported the week prior)
Active cases increased by: 69
Recovered cases increased by: 76
Fatalities increased by: 3
Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported:
53 New GEO Pearsall Detainee Covid Cases
42 New CoreCivic Dilley Detainee Covid Cases
35 New La Quinta Pearsall Detainee Covid Cases
Frio County Vaccination Rate:
Frio County’s Fully Vaccinated Rate (age 12+) increased 0.98% for the week.
The prior week’s increase was 1.78%, which represents a decrease in the rate of full vaccinations for the second week in a row.
Vaccinated with at least one dose (12+), a better indicator of recent vaccine activity, increased 1.63%.
The prior week’s increase was 2.56%, which represents a rate decrease for the second week in a row.
These two numbers graphed together show that the uptick in vaccinations as a result of delta variant reports have slowed.
COVID Hospitalizations out of Total Region P Hospital Capacity:
Frio is one of 22 counties in Trauma Service Area Region P, which serves a population of 2.9 million people.
“COVID Hospitalizations out of Total Region P Hospital Capacity” increased by 2.86%, but there are a few things to note about this graph:
1. The percentage of COVID Hospitalizations out of Total Region P Hospital Capacity decreased over the last few days of the week due to addition of staffed hospital beds. The number of COVID hospitalizations is still suddenly and rapidly increasing.
2. Even with the addition of staffed hospital beds, Region P has spent eight days over the 15% threshold. The 15% threshold line shows the point that formerly triggered the limiting the capacity of certain businesses and bars after seven days. During this wave of the pandemic, however, that order has been rescinded.
ICU Bed Usage in Region P:
Compare August 13 2021 ICU Bed Usage to August 13 2020:
As of August 13, Region P has 46 available ICU beds for 2.9 million people, and the number of COVID-19 ICU patients has been on a steady increase since mid-July.
46 available ICU beds compared to 169 available ICU beds on the same day last year. Last year, the number of COVID-19 ICU patients was on the decline.
Statewide, the percentage of available ICU beds is even lower, which limits the ability of regional hospitals to transfer patients elsewhere once capacity is reached. For full responsive graphs detailing Texas hospital resource data, visit: https://covid-texas.csullender.com/?tsa=P
–written by Jose Asuncion, Frio County Commissioner, Pct. 4