The information below about local COVID-19 cases is based on information released by Hood County Emergency Management Coordinator Jay Webster at 12:43 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 9).
The county has 826 active cases and 26 local hospitalizations. Those not hospitalized have been directed to self-isolate at home.
Webster reported five additional COVID-19 positive deaths since his update one week earlier, on Sept. 2.
There have been 10 such deaths over the last two-week period.
Thus far, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has reported 157 COVID-19 positive deaths for Hood County.
All of Lake Granbury Medical Center’s ICU beds are in use. More than 78% of the patients in those beds are COVID-19 positive.
Of LGMC’s total hospital capacity, 48.48% are COVID-19 positive.
The Trauma Service Area (TSA) Regional Hospital Rate for confirmed COVID-19 cases is 23.73%, which is 8.73% over the 15% threshold required by the state.
Regionally, there are 34 adult ICU beds available and two pediatric ICU beds available.
Hood County remains at high risk of COVID-19 transmission.