United Regional COVID-19 critical care capacity update — January 14, 2021

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Officials with United Regional Health Care System Thursday reported 116 patients who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or suspected to have COVID-19.

Marketing and Communications Coordinator Patrick Johnston said the numbers are current as of Thursday morning, January 14.

Johnston also said of the 116 “COVID-positive or COVID-suspected patients,” 34 are in critical care.

These numbers reflect increases in both the total number of patients and critical care patients from the report given Monday, January 11, which listed 109 patients as positive or suspected positive for COVID-19 and 30 in critical care.

Officials with the City of Wichita Falls said per Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32, if a Trauma Services Area has more than seven consecutive days that the percentage of total hospital capacity exceeds 15%, occupancies in the county will automatically be reduced to 50%.

City officials said as of Wednesday, December 30, the TSA rate in Wichita County is at 11.67%.

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