A look at state hospital data for Lufkin, Nacogdoches and surrounding area

A look at state hospital data for Lufkin, Nacogdoches and surrounding area
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Wednesday, Sept. 9

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are decreasing statewide but the state reports a slight increase in Deep East Texas.

48 people are being treated for the virus, 5 more people since Tuesday who are hospitalized in Angelina, Nacogdoches, and surrounding counties.

State data shows today Deep East Texas has:

  • 520 total staffed hospital beds, 35 percent of those are open
  • 81 ICU beds 13 of those are open
  • 96 ventilators are on standby,  down 10 since the last report

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Fewer people are hospitalized in East Texas with COVID-19 today.

The state reports 43 people are hospitalized in Deep East Texas. That’s 10 fewer than a week ago today.

State data shows Deep East Texas hospitals have 559 total staffed hospital beds, 42.7 percent of those are open. 13 of the area’s 81 ICU beds are open, 4 more available since Friday. 106 ventilators are on standby.

Thursday, Sept. 3

An increase overnight in the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19.

Hospitals in Deep East Texas are treating 64 people, nine more than yesterday. 21 of those people are being treated in the ICU.

State data shows that today, Deep East Texas has 518 staffed hospital beds, 27.8 percent of those are open. Seven of the area’s 81 ICU beds are open, that’s five less than yesterday. 64 ventilators are on standby.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

There has been a slight increase tonight in the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19. Deep East Texas hospitals are treating 69 people for the virus. 23 of those people are in ICU, according to state data, which also says that today, DETX has 500 staffed hospital beds, 23.2 percent of which are open.

12 of the area’s 81 ICU beds are open, which is one more than yesterday. There are 96 ventilators on standby.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 remain steady. Tuesday the state reported 53 people undergoing treatment in Deep East Texas hospitals for the virus. That’s one more than on Monday. 21 of those people are in ICU.

State data shows Deep East Texas has 489 staffed hospital beds, 27.4 percent of those are open.

11 of the area’s 81 ICU beds are open. That’s one less than Monday.

And 53 ventilators are on standby, one more than Monday’s report.

Monday, Aug. 31

Fewer people are being hospitalized with COVID-19 in Deep East Texas.

State data shows that 102 people were being treated for the virus in Nacogdoches, Angelina, and surrounding counties. That’s three fewer than on Friday.

State data also shows that Deep East Texas has 484 staffed hospital beds, and of that number, 31.8 percent are open. Twelve of the area’s 81 ICU beds are open. That is six fewer than on Friday.

A total of 102 ventilators are on standby.

Friday, Aug. 27

Minor changes in hospitalization numbers today.

State data shows 51 people are being treated at hospitals in Deep East Texas, 22 of those are in ICU.

State data also shows Deep East Texas has:

  • 481 staffed hospital beds, 30.3 percent of those are open
  • 18 of the area’s 81 ICU beds are open, one less than on Monday
  • 105 ventilators are on standby, an increase of 14

Tuesday, Aug. 25

Hospital capacity is improving as fewer people are being treated for the virus in Deep East Texas hospitals.

State data shows 54 people are hospitalized in our area, that’s 14 fewer than yesterday. 17 people are in ICU.

State data also shows Deep East Texas has 476 staffed hospital beds, 43.2 percent are open. 14 of the area’s 81 ICU beds are open, 5 less than yesterday. 108 ventilators are on standby, an increase of 17.

Monday, Aug. 24

Hospitalization for COVID-19 remains steady in Deep East Texas.

State data shows 68 people are being treated here for the virus, that is unchanged since Friday. 21 people are in ICU.

Data also shows that Deep East Texas has 472 total staffed hospital beds, 43.7 percent of those are open. 19 of the area’s 81 ICU beds are open. 91 ventilators are on standby, 8 less than on Friday.

Friday, Aug. 21

The state reports a decrease in hospitalizations for COVID-19 this evening.

Sixty-eight people are being treated for COVID-19 at Deep East Texas hospitals. That is six less than yesterday. State data shows that 22 of those people are in ICU.

That data also shows that Deep East Texas has 517 total staffed hospital beds, and 26.6 percent of those are open.

Ten of the area’s 81 ICU beds are open, which is one less than yesterday. A total of 99 ventilators are on standby.

Thursday, Aug. 20

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 remain steady.

The state says 74 people are being treated for the virus in Deep East Texas, that’s 16 more than yesterday’s report, 21 people are in ICU.

Deep East Texas has 538 total staffed hospital beds, 28 percent of those are open, that includes 11 of the area’s 81 ICU beds. 97 ventilators are on standby, 28 more than yesterday.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

17 fewer people are hospitalized today with COVID-19, but an uptick in the number of serious cases.

That’s according to state data. 58 people are in Deep East Texas hospitals being treated for the virus, 19 of those are in ICU, that’s 5 more than yesterday’s report.

Today, state data shows Deep East Texas has 421 total staffed hospital beds, 31 percent of those are open. 11 of the area’s 81 ICU beds are open and 69 ventilators are on standby, that’s 21 less than yesterday.

Tuesday, Aug. 18

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 decreased overnight.

The state reports 75 people are being treated for the virus in Deep East Texas hospitals.

State data also shows today Deep East Texas has 480 total staffed hospital beds, 26.2 percent of those are open, that includes 8 of the area’s 81 ICU beds, 2 less than yesterday. 90 ventilators are on standby.

Monday, Aug. 17

An increase in hospitalizations for COVID-19 in our area.

89 people are now being treated at hospitals in Angelina, Nacogdoches, and surrounding counties.

State data shows 38 of those people are in ICU, that’s an overnight increase of 15 people in intensive care.

State data shows that Deep East Texas has 526 total staffed hospital beds, 33.8 percent of those are open. That includes 10 of the region’s 81 ICU beds. 26 ventilators are on standby.

Friday, Aug. 14

A slight increase tonight in the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in our area.

State data shows 82 people are being treated for the virus at hospitals in Angelina, Nacogdoches, and surrounding counties, three more than yesterday’s report. 23 of those people are in ICU.

State data also shows that Deep East Texas has 526 total staffed hospital beds, 28.9 percent are open. 9 of the region’s 81 ICU beds are open, down by 3 today. 93 ventilators are on standby, 3 less than yesterday’s report.

Thursday, Aug. 13

After almost a week of decline, hospitalizations for COVID-19 increased overnight.

State data shows 79 people are being treated for the virus in area hospitals, that’s an increase of 15 since yesterday’s report. 26 of those people are in ICU.

State data also shows that today, Deep East Texas has 495 total staffed hospital beds, 18.9 percent of those are open, that includes 12 ICU beds, two less than yesterday. 96 ventilators are on standby, an increase of 25.

Wednesday, Aug. 12

The state is reporting another decrease in hospitalizations tonight.

64 people are being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals in Angelina, Nacogdoches, and surrounding counties. That is nearly one-third fewer than one week ago.

However, current testing data shows about one in every four tests is positive for the virus.

State data also shows that Deep East Texas has 444 total staffed hospital beds, 37.1 percent are open. 10 of the region’s 81 I-C-U beds are open, an increase of two. 71 ventilators are on standby.

Tuesday, Aug. 11

The number of people who are being hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19 is declining, according to state data.

State data shows that 10 fewer people are being treated for the virus in Deep East Texas hospitals today. A total of 74 people remain hospitalized in Angelina, Nacogdoches, and surrounding counties. Of that number, 11 are in ICU beds.

As of Monday, Deep East Texas had 466 total staffed hospital beds. Twenty-seven percent of those are currently unoccupied. That includes 12 ICU beds, which is down four from yesterday. State data also shows that 89 ventilators are on standby.

Monday, Aug. 10

State data shows that even though more Texans are testing positive for COVID-19, fewer people are getting hospitalized for it.

On Monday, 84 people were hospitalized in Deep East Texas. That is two less than on Friday.

However, the statewide positivity rate - the percentage of positive cases to viral tests over seven days - got above 20 percent for the first time over the weekend.

Statewide data shows that Deep East Texas has 543 total staffed hospital beds. Six percent of those are open. There are also 16 ICU beds, and 86 ventilators are on standby.

Friday, Aug. 7

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to decline according to state data.

Today’s report shows 72 people in Deep East Texas hospitals, 12 of those are in intensive care units, that’s 18 fewer people in the hospital since yesterday.

The data also shows that Deep East Texas hospitals have:

  • 541 total staffed hospital beds, 27 percent of those are unoccupied.
  • 14 of the area’s 81 operational I-C-U beds are open, an increase of 3.
  • 84 ventilators are on standby, that’s 13 more than yesterday.

Thursday, Aug. 6

Fewer people are hospitalized today in our area for COVID-19.

State data shows 92 people being treated at hospitals in Nacogodoches, Angelina and surrounding counties, which is 8 fewer than yesterday.

The data also shows Deep East Texas has:

  • 571 total staffed hospital beds, 36.2 percent of those are open.
  • 11 ICU beds, which is unchanged from the last report.
  • 71 ventilators are on standby.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

100 people are being treated for COVID-19 in Deep East Texas hospitals.

State data shows 23 of those people are in I-C-U, that’s 4 less than on Tuesday.

Data also shows that Deep East Texas has:

  • 481 total staffed hospital beds, 27 percent of those are unoccupied.
  • 11 of the region’s 81 I-C-U beds are open, that’s 2 more than yesterday.
  • 84 ventilators are on standby.

Tuesday, Aug. 4

A slight decrease reported Tuesday in the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19.

State data shows 107 people being treated in Nacogdoches, Angelina and surrounding counties.

That’s five less than Monday.

That data also shows Deep East Texas has 501 total staffed hospital beds, 29 percent of those are unoccupied.

Nine of the area’s 81 ICU beds are open -- an increase of 5.

And 69 ventilators are on standby. That’s eight fewer than Monday.

Monday, August 3

The number of patients who are hospitalized for COVID-19 has increased since Friday. On Monday, state data showed that 112 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in Angelina, Nacogdoches, and surrounding counties. Thirty-two of those people are in ICU.

The state data also shows that Deep East Texas has 412 staffed hospital beds. Of that number, 34.9 percent are still available.

Just four of the region’s 81 ICU beds are open, which is three fewer than on Friday. There are also 77 ventilators on standby.

Friday, July 31

A decline today in the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in our area.

The Department of State Health Services tracks hospital usage.

92 people are being treated for the virus at hospitals in Angelina, Nacogdoches, and surrounding counties, that’s 8 fewer than yesterday’s report.

Deep East Texas has:

  • 431 total staffed hospital beds, with 34.1-percent of those available.
  • 7 of 81 operational I-C-U beds are open, that’s 2 more than yesterday.
  • 78 ventilators are on standby, a decrease of 18.

Thursday, July 30

The number of I-C-U beds in Deep East Texas hospitals continues to decline.

State data shows that of all I-C-U beds available in Angelina, Nacogdoches, and surrounding counties, just 5 are unoccupied.

100 people are hospitalized, 28 of whom are in I-C-U.

The data also shows that Deep East Texas hospitals have:

  • 503 total staffed hospital beds, 26.6-percent of those are unoccupied.
  • 5 of the area’s 81 I-C-U beds are open.
  • 96 ventilators are on standby, an increase of 7.

Wednesday, July 29

The number of COVID-19 patients in I-C-U is increasing.

Trauma Service Area ‘H’ includes 7 Deep East Texas counties including Angelina and Nacogdoches.

The state reports 33 people here are in I-C-U with the virus, that’s 6 more since Tuesday.

The data also shows that Deep East Texas has:

  • 477 total staffed hospital beds, 32-percent of those are not in use.
  • 9 of the regions 81 operational I-C-U beds are are open, that’s 6 fewer than yesterday.
  • 88 ventilators are on standby, a decrease of 41.

Monday, July 27

State data shows that there was a spike in hospitalizations in Deep East Texas over the weekend. A total of 224 people were being treated for COVID-19 at hospitals in Nacogdoches, Angelina, and surrounding counties. That is double the number reported on Friday. Fifty of those people were in ICU over the weekend.

The data also shows that Deep East Texas has 1,012 staffed hospital beds. The percentage of those that are currently unoccupied fell to 16.5 percent.

Sixty-one ICU beds are available, and there are 78 ventilators on standby.

Friday, July 24

COVID-19 continues to put a strain on hospital resources. 101 people are hospitalized for the virus in Deep East Texas.

State data shows that today Deep East Texas has:

  • 37 of the 101 people hospitalized are now in intensive care
  • 507 total staffed hospital beds, 21 percent of which are empty
  • 7 of the area’s 81 ICU beds are open
  • 22 ventilators are on standby, that’s 36 less than on Wednesday

Wednesday, July 22

A significant increase tonight in the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care.

Data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council shows 14 more people in I-C-U today. That brings the total for Deep East Texas to 36, 1/3 of the 106 currently hospitalized.

State data shows that today, Deep East Texas has:

  • 554 total staffed hospital beds, 76-percent of those are in use.
  • Just 8 of the area’s 81 I-C-U beds are open.
  • 58 ventilators are on standby, that’s 6 more than yesterday.

Tuesday, July 21

Despite more people being hospitalized for COVID-19, Deep East Texas saw an increase in available hospital beds on Tuesday. However, even with that increase, the area’s capacity dropped below 20 percent.

State data for Trauma Service Area H, which includes Angelina, Nacogdoches, and the surrounding counties, shows that 101 people are currently hospitalized for COVID-19, and 22 of those are in ICU.

There are 452 staffed hospital beds, which is 66 more than yesterday. Eighty-one percent of those beds are occupied.

Twenty of the area’s 81 ICU beds are available, an increase of 15, and 52 ventilators are on standby, which is 15 less than yesterday.

Monday, July 20

The number of patients hospitalized in Deep East Texas for COVID-19 reached triple digits today.

100 people are being treated in Angelina and Nacogdoches county hospitals for the virus, local data shows 29 of those are in ICU.

State data also shows that of 386 total staffed hospital beds available, 68 percent of those are in use.

Five of the service area’s 81 operational ICU beds are available, a decrease of 15 since Friday, and 67 ventilators are on standby, a reduction of 6 since Friday.

Friday, July 17

The total number of staffed hospital beds decreased by 32, going from 514 to 486. Eighty percent of those beds are occupied. ICU beds increased by 12 for a total of 20. Ventilators increased by 4 for a total of 94 in use.

The number of available hospital beds in deep East Texas dipped below 100 today, according to state data.

Trauma Service Area H, that is Angelina, Nacogdoches, and surrounding counties show 97 hospital beds are open. There are 486 total staffed hospital beds, 80 percent of which are in use.

Twenty of the areas’ 81 ICU beds are open, that’s an increase of 12 since yesterday, and 94 ventilators are on standby, an increase of 4.

Thursday, July 16

The total number of staffed hospital beds decreased by 15, going from 529 to 514. Seventy-four percent of those beds are occupied.

State data for Trauma Service Area H, which includes Angelina, Nacogdoches, and the surrounding counties, shows that there are a total of 83 available ICU beds, and 73 of them are in use. Twenty-nine of those are COVID-19 patients.

The data also shows that there are 73 ventilators on standby in Trauma Service Area H, which is six less than yesterday.

Wednesday, July 15

Concern over hospital capacity is mounting as the number of people hospitalized in our area grows by 11.

State data shows 84 people are now being treated for COVID-19 in Trauma Service Area ‘H’ that is Angelina, Nacogdoches, and surrounding counties.

26 of those patients are in I-C-U.

That data also shows today, Deep East Texas has:

  • 529 total staffed hospital beds, 66% of which are in use.
  • 64 of the area’s 81 I-C-U beds are in use.
  • 79 ventilators remain on standby, 5 less than yesterday.

Tuesday, July 14

A double-digit increase in the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19.

State data shows 13 more people are being treated in area hospitals, bringing the total to 73.

Today, Deep East Texas has:

  • 501 staffed hospital beds, 65 percent of those are in use.
  • 14 of the area’s 81 I-C-U beds are open, that number is unchanged since yesterday.
  • 84 ventilators are on standby, 6 less than yesterday.

Monday, July 13

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 is triple what it was three weeks ago.

State data shows 60 people are being treated in Deep East Texas hospitals today.

The data also shows that today Deep East Texas has:

  • 493 total staffed hospital beds, 69-percent of which are in use.
  • 14 of the area’s 81 I-C-U beds are open.
  • 90 ventilators are on standby, that’s 4 less than on Friday.

Friday, July 10

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Deep East Texas increased by five overnight.

The Department of State Health Services tracks hospital usage.

Their data shows 64 people hospitalized in Trauma Service Area ‘H’ which is made up of Angelina, Nacogdoches, and surrounding counties.

That data also shows:

  • 510 total staffed hospital beds, 74-percent of which are in use.
  • 7 of the area’s 81 I-C-U beds are open.
  • 94 ventilators are on standby, that’s 15 more than yesterday.

Tuesday, July 7

The number of people being treated for COVID-19 increased by nine. The Department of State Health Services tracks hospital usage, and the data shows that 55 people are currently being treated for the virus in Deep East Texas hospitals. The data also shows that 10 of the area’s 69 ICU beds are open.

Deep East Texas has a total of 519 staffed hospital beds, and 60 percent of those are in use. Seventy-eight ventilators are available, and that number is 20 less than what was available on Monday.

Monday, July 6

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE HOSPITALIZED FOR COVID-19 INCREASED BY 8 OVER THE WEEKEND.

Then number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 increased by eight over the weekend. The Department of State Health Services tracks hospital usage, and they say that currently 46 people are being treated in Deep East Texas hospitals, 16 of whom are in ICU.

535 total staffed hospital beds. That’s 32 fewer than on Friday. 54 percent of those are in use. 10 ICU beds are available, which is unchanged since Friday. 98 ventilators are open, which is also unchanged since Friday.

Friday, July 3

The number of people hospitalized in Deep East Texas remains steady. The Department of State Health Services tracks that data.

38 people are hospitalized today, the same number as yesterday. That data also shows that Deep ETX has 567 staffed hospital beds, 65% of which are occupied.

10 ICU beds are open; that’s one fewer than yesterday.

98 ventilators are available, which is 16 fewer than yesterday.

Thursday, July 2

The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Deep East Texas continues to climb.

The Department of State Health Services tracks hospital usage data.

Today, 38 people are hospitalized in Trauma Service Area ‘H’ which is made up of Angelina, Nacogdoches, and surrounding counties.

That data also shows:

  • 545 total staffed hospital beds available, 67-percent are occupied.
  • 11 I-C-U beds are available in the region.
  • 114 ventilators are available, that’s 10 more than yesterday.

Wednesday, July 1

The Department of State Health Services reports nearly 400 more people are hospitalized in Texas today with COVID-19.

Here in our area, numbers continue to climb as well.

35 people are now hospitalized for the virus, five more than yesterday.

State data shows that today, Deep East Texas has:

  • 525 total staffed hospital beds, 66-percent of which are occupied.
  • 10 of the area’s 69 I-C-U beds are available, that’s two fewer than yesterday.
  • 104 ventilators are available.

Tuesday, June 30

The number of people hospitalized in Deep East Texas for COVID-19 remains about the same today.

30 people are being treated for the virus. That’s according to data from the Department of State Health Services.

That data also shows that today, Deep East Texas has:

  • 550 total staffed hospital beds, 57-percent of which are occupied.
  • 62 of the region’s 69 I-C-U beds are occupied.
  • 97 ventilators are available, 14 more than yesterday.

Monday, June 29

A significant increase in the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Deep East Texas over the weekend.

State Department of Health Services data released today shows 24 people in I-C-U, that’s 18 more than on Friday.

According to that data, Deep East Texas has:

  • 501 total staffed hospital beds today, 45-percent of those are in use.
  • Available I-C-U beds decreased to 10, that’s eight fewer than Friday.
  • 25 fewer ventilators are available today.
  • Overall, 31 people are hospitalized in Region ‘H', which is Angelina, Nacogdoches, and surrounding counties.

Friday, June 26

The number of hospital beds available in Deep East Texas is down today.

The State Department of Health Services monitors hospital usage.

Tonight, that data shows available beds decreased by 15 overnight.

According to that data, today Deep East Texas has:

  • 541 total staffed hospital beds, 59 percent of which are occupied.
  • 18 ICU beds are open, and 108 ventilators are available in Deep East Texas, 3 less than yesterday.
  • The state says 34 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in trauma service area G that includes Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and surrounding counties.

Thursday, June 25

Several dozen Deep East Texans remain hospitalized for COVID-19. The State Department of Health services monitors hospital usage

Tonight, that data shows a decrease in the number of ventilators available in trauma service area H. That includes Angelina, Nacogdoches and surrounding counties.

According to that data, Deep East Texas has:

* 556 total staffed hospital beds today, 65 percent of which are occupied.

* 18 ICU beds are open, two less than yesterday, and 111 ventilators are available. That’s six fewer than yesterday.

* The state data shows 11 people currently in ICU for COVID-19. Another 26 are hospitalized in the Lufkin area.

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