Guadalupe Regional Medical Center COVID-19 Update: January 6, 2021

As of January 5, 2021, Guadalupe County is reporting 6,998 COVID-19 cases. The total number includes 5,695 recovered, 37 confirmed active cases, and 106 probable active cases.

Numbers of COVID-19 Patients at GRMC: Currently GRMC has 39 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. GRMC’s 7 day moving average of new COVID-19 admissions is 5 per day and the 7 day moving average for COVID-19 hospitalizations is 33 per day. This information represents average numbers from our facility alone.

GRMC Capacity: During this current surge in COVID-19 cases, GRMC has increased its ICU capacity from 9 to 24 beds by repurposing non-traditional care areas for the care of patients with COVID-19 pursuant to federal waivers allowing for flexibility. GRMC is being stretched and challenged to continue to care for all our patients during the recent increase of COVID-19 activity in our community but we are meeting that challenge with the help of staffing resources coordinated with South Texas Regional Advisory Council. At this time we have a total of 40 travel providers including 31 nurses and 9 respiratory therapists.

High Hospitalizations in Trauma Service P: Per Department of State Health Services the amount of hospital capacity utilized for COVID-19 cases in the San Antonio region is at 20.84% at this time. Pursuant to Governor Abbott’s executive Orders GA-31 and GA-32 all elective surgeries that can be safely postponed must be re-scheduled until the local trauma service area is no longer considered an area of high hospitalizations. When the trauma service area has stayed below 15% hospital capacity utilized for COVID-19 cases for 7 consecutive days this prohibition will end.

If you are scheduled to have a procedure at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center soon please contact your physician to determine if the procedure will proceed. GRMC remains open and ready to treat those presenting for care. We will return to normal surgical operating procedures as soon as possible.

Vaccine Information: GRMC has no information on COVID-19 vaccinations for the general public.