Keller - Roanoke - Northeast Fort Worth Edition - June 2020

KELLER ROANOKE NORTHEAST FORTWORTH EDITION

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STRAIN SYSTEM ON THE The strain on the health care system in the Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth area has remained relatively stable since the onset of coronavirus. Below is a single-day snapshot of hospital occupancy data, the latest available as of press time June 17. HOSPITAL BED OCCUPANCY Available Occupied

INSIDE

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COVID19 occupied

E MERGENCY CARE TURNING MORE CRITICAL

TOTAL TARRANT COUNTY BEDS: 5,877

4.44%

32.79%

62.77%

A national survey of 860 EMS agencies found that when comparingMay 2019 toMay 2020, 524 agencies reported a decrease in overall response volume.

Services such asMedStar Mobile Healthcare have seen an increase in critical care cases in May 2020 compared toMay 2019. Cardiac arrest cases inMay2020 +55% Transported: +65% +38% Case outcomes Dead on scene:

TOTAL DENTON COUNTY BEDS: 1,101

1.36%

41.87%

56.77%

VENTILATOR OCCUPANCY

Available

Occupied

35%

Of those agencies, average call volume decreased by

TOTAL TARRANT COUNTY VENTILATORS: 617

67.59%

32.41%

TOTAL DENTON COUNTY VENTILATORS: 110

86.36%

13.64%

SOURCES: TARRANT COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH, DENTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS, MEDSTAR MOBILE HEALTHCARECOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately aected seniors nationwide in terms of total deaths and total positive cases. Pandemic tolls ON SENIOR COMMUNITIES Nationwide: 95,515 Statewide: 2,248 Tarrant County: 793 Nationwide: 31,782 Statewide: 321 Tarrant County: 66 SOURCES: TARRANT COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH, CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER *AS OF MAY 31 Tarrant County

COVID19pandemic aecting seniors in nursing homes, long-termcare facilities BY IAN PRIBANIC

COVID-19 cases in nursing homes*

due to coronavirus at Texas nursing homes and 66 at Tarrant County nurs- ing homes, according to Tarrant County Public Health ocials. “Long-term care and nursing facili- ties are being hit hard with COVID-19,” the Fort Worth Fire Department said in a statement. “There is more testing needed to keep caregivers and patients safe, but the FWFD is prime to be tasked with this mission. We are partnering with Tarrant County Public Health to CONTINUED ON 12

Like many facilities across the state and the country, long-term care facil- ities in the Keller, Roanoke and North Fort Worth area have felt the eects of the COVID-19 virus. The Centers for Medicare and Med- icaid Services have reported more than 31,000 deaths due to complications from novel coronavirus at more than 13,000 nursing homes and assisted liv- ing facilities across the U.S. There have been at least 321 deaths

COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes*

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