Hospitalization Data for Texas – August 22, 2020

The data source is Texas Department of Health Services and the data is up to data as of August 21, 2020.

The downward movement of total number of hospitalizations in Texas continued past seven days:

Fig. 1 – Total number of hospitalizations in Texas April 12, 2020 – August 21, 2020

The three main contributing TSAs (Trauma Service Areas) are still E – Dallas/Fort Worth, P – San Antonio and Q – Houston:

Fig. 2 – Hospitalizations in TSAs E, P, Q April 12, 2020 – August 21, 2020

Houston has almost come down to the same level of hospitalizations as Dallas/Fort Worth and all three are going down in numbers.

Fig. 3 – Hospitalizations in all TSAs except E, P, Q April 12, 2020 – August 21, 2020

V – Lower Rio Grande Valley is still the largest contributor, but still coming down nicely. O – Austin is also reducing hospitalizations in a significant manner.

It’s also interesting to compare total hospitalizations to total available beds:

Fig. 4 – Total beds compared to hospitalizations in all of Texas April 12, 2020 – August 21, 2020

You’ll note that for July 17 and July 22, 2020, there are more beds occupied than are available.

With the last chart is important to note that not all hospitals report all numbers in a timely manner. Or as Texas DSHS notes:

DSHS is reporting incomplete hospitalization numbers 7/23-7/28 due to a transition in reporting to comply with new federal requirements. DSHS continues to work with Texas hospitals during this transition to ensure all facilities can fully report the data required.