For the second day in a row, The percentage of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in North Texas rose more than 15% Saturday – The mark set by the government Greg Abbott, which will trigger a recession of loose controls.
Per Administrative order of AbbottIt came into effect on October 14. If more than 15% of all patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 in the designated trauma service area are more than 15% seven times, bars will be forced to close, reducing the capacity of all other businesses by 75% to 50%.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Trauma Service is located in Part E, which includes 19 counties: Colin, Cook, Dallas, Tendon, Ellis, Erath, Fanin, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somerville, Torrent and Wise.
Although some individual districts in TSA E exceed 15% before Friday, the seven-day count does not begin until the entire region exceeds the count.
The North Texas shock service area was up 14.87% on Thursday, up 15.05% on Friday and 15.63% on Saturday.
There are already five shock service areas exceeding 15% capacity for seven or more days – areas centered on Amarillo, Lubbock, El Paso, Midland-Odessa and Laredo.
Other areas that were above 15% for at least one day on Saturday were centered in San Angelo, Texarkana, Victoria and Waco. Meanwhile, areas near Abilene, Beaumont, College Station and Tyler were all over 14%.