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Posted on: December 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 hospitalization trend reaches over 15% in TSA E

COVID-19 in Ellis County

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COVID-19 hospitalization trend reaches over 15% in TSA E


On September 17, Governor Greg Abbott implemented the use of data driven hospitalization metrics used by doctors and medical experts to help guide the state’s ongoing efforts to contain COVID-19. This metric focuses on areas with high hospitalizations — referring to any Trauma Service Area  (TSA) that has had seven consecutive days in which the number of lab confirmed COVID-19 hospitalized patients in a region exceeds 15% of all hospitalized patients. 


Where are we today?

It is important that Ellis County residents be presented with the facts and be aware of the current state of COVID-19 in Trauma Service Area  (TSA) E — which includes Ellis and 18 other counties. As of today, TSA-E has maintained an average COVID-19 hospitalization rate of over 15% for six consecutive days. This data can be found here.

COVID-19 Hospitalization Chart

What does this mean for North Texas?

Due to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-31 & GA-32, If the COVID-19 hospitalization continues to trend over 15% in TSA E for seven consecutive days, GA-32 will revert back to previous reopening guidelines; until such time as the TSA has seven consecutive days in which the number of COVID- 19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of total hospital capacity is 15 percent or less.


For all of Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders visit: . 


Ellis County Office of Emergency Management advises residents to continue to take precautionary measures to protect the vulnerable and slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community. The DSHS  COVID-19 prevention guidelines recommends residents wash hands and sanitize, wear a face covering where practicable, and physical distance. You can find the guidelines at .

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