Covid 19

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The number of COVID-19 cases in the county increased a bit over the past week, according to Hood County Emergency Management Coordinator Jay Webster’s weekly update, issued at 11:35 a.m. Thursday.

At that time, there were 367 active cases, 27 more than in Webster’s report issued one week earlier, on Oct. 7.

Four more people died that were COVID-19 positive, bringing the total of local deaths to 188, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

There are 18 local hospitalizations due to COVID-19, the same number as reported the previous week.

All of Lake Granbury Medical Center’s ICU beds remain in use. COVID 19 positive patients make up 36% of the ICU bed capacity.

The hospital’s overall capacity is 26% COVID 19 positive.

Regionally there are 66 adult ICU beds available and six pediatric ICU beds available.

Hood County remains at high risk of COVID-19 transmission.

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