Hospitalization Rate Over 15% Day 2: Are Closures on the Way?


SAN ANGELO, TX – The Department of State Health Services has listed the San Angelo region (Trauma Service K) hospitalization rate above the 15 percent threshold for the second day in a row. 

According to the DSHS, on Nov. 18, the San Angelo region had a hospitalization rate of 16.85 percent. 

This means that nearly 17 percent of Trauma Service Area K's hospitals capacity are COVID-19 patients. 

County Judge Steve Floyd has been warning people in Tom Green County that if area K remains over 15 percent for seven consecutive days, then Gov. Abbott or local health authority Dr. Vretis would begin lowering capacity at restaurants. Officials also could shut certain businesses down.

Wednesday was the second consecutive day of being over 15 percent. Nov. 17 area K surpassed the threshold for the first time with a 15.01 percent. Then on Nov. 18, area K's rate was 16.85 percent. 

More numbers are expected later Thursday.

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