Guadalupe Regional Medical Center COVID-19 Update: July 10, 2020

 

As of July 10, 2020, Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting 1,037 COVID-19 cases in Guadalupe County (including 555 reported to the County and 482 DSHS Pending Cases). Per Guadalupe County, 371 of cases reported to the County have recovered with 184 active cases.

Numbers of COVID-19 patients at GRMC: Currently GRMC has 33 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. This number changes frequently.

Trends in Numbers at GRMC: GRMC is closely monitoring COVID-19 activity at our facility. Last week GRMC averaged 6 COVID-19 inpatient admissions per day this week that number has increased slightly to 6-7 inpatient admissions per day. GRMC is capable of caring for patients at our main campus as long as the daily rate of patient admissions does not significantly increase for an extended time.

Extension of GA-27 to Additional Counties/Trauma Service Areas: On June 26th Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order GA-27 postponing all surgeries and procedures that are not medically necessary to diagnose or correct a serious medical condition of, or to preserve the life of, a patient who without timely performance of the surgery or procedure would be at risk for serious adverse medical consequences or death, as determined by the patient’s physician in four Texas counties that were seeing a surge of COVID-19 patients. Yesterday the order was expanded to include numerous other counties (including Guadalupe County) and trauma service areas as Texas experiences a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations across the state. Facilities whose capacity to treat COVID-19 is not effected by the performance of such procedures are not prohibited from proceeding. GRMC voluntarily decided to postpose elective procedures earlier this week as the community is seeing a spike in hospitalizations.