CONROE MONTGOMERY EDITION
2020 HEALTHCARE EDITION HOSPITALS BELOW CAPACITY
VOLUME 6, ISSUE 3 JUNE 17JULY 21, 2020
Montgomery County hospitals have been operating within capacity during the pandemic as coronavirus containment strategies aimed to reduce the burden on the systems.
HOSPITAL BEDS IN USE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
GENERAL BED SURGE CAPACITY: 1,500
Surge capacity measures hospital bed capacity during an inux of patients.
OPERATIONAL GENERAL BED CAPACITY: 1,251
BEDS IN USE BY NONCOVID 19 PATIENTS
Beds in use by conrmed or suspected COVID 19 patients
GENERAL BEDS ICU BEDS
TOTAL TESTS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY*
TOTAL TESTS IN TEXAS**
1.0M 0.8M 0.6M 0.4M 0.2M 0
SOURCES: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. CENSUS BUREAU, AMERICA’S ER, MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER *NO DATA AVAILABLE FOR MAY 5 AND MAY 23. **EFFORTS TO TRACK TOTAL TESTS ADMINISTERED IN TEXAS ARE ESTIMATES AS PRIVATE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ARE ONLY REQUIRED TO REPORT POSITIVE CASES. Despite eorts to ramp up testing, only about 3% of Montgomery County’s residents have been tested as of June 1.
As Montgomery County continues to reopen, ocials said they are keep- ing a close eye on coronavirus trends. After an initial testing shortage, the testing, coupled with a lack of data clarity statewide, canmake it challeng- ing for experts to understand the scope of the disease and how to contain it, Hospitals ready, but testing demand drops inMontgomery County BY EVA VIGH CONTINUED ON 26 county has expanded its testing capa- bilities since early May, and hospitals are reporting bed usage well within their capacities. But despite concerted eorts to ramp up testing, only an estimated 3% of the county’s residents have been tested as of June 1, and at least one drive-thru testing site has shut down due to decreased demand. A lack of
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