Latest COVID updates for North Texas on Jan. 13, 2022

COVID-19 patients currently represent 31% of the total hospital bed capacity in Tarrant County.

Tarrant County Public Health reported on Monday that there are currently 1,414 people hospitalized with COVID-19. There were 1,354 hospitalizations the day before.

This is the highest level of that statistic since last year’s winter wave, when there were 1,429 people hospitalized in Tarrant County on January 19, 2021. The county’s record day s’ was produced on January 6, 2021, when there were 1,528 hospitalizations.

COVID-19 patients currently represent 31% of total hospital bed capacity.

Health officials also announced 12 new deaths from COVID-19, ranging in age from a man in Saginaw in his 30s to a woman in Bedford in her 90s. There have now been 5,111 total deaths in the county since follow-up began in March 2020.

There were also 9,957 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Thursday. There have been a total of 441,134 cases since the start of follow-up in March 2020.

As of Wednesday, 3,172,067 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Tarrant County, according to health officials.

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Denton County health officials report 198 hospitalizations

Denton County Public Health has reported that there are currently 198 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county. There were 201 on Wednesday.

This is the 16th day in a row that hospitalizations have remained above 100. The county currently has a 14-day average of 149 hospitalizations.

There are currently seven intensive care beds currently available in county hospitals.

Health officials also reported 1,549 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. There have now been a total of 125,337 cases in the county since follow-up began in March 2020.

As of Monday, there are currently 208,693 people in Denton County who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; 199,883 who received their second dose and 1,139 who received their third dose.

State officials report 11,653 hospitalizations

State health officials reported on Thursday that there are currently 11,653 hospitalizations related to COVID-19 in Texas. This is up from 11,571 the day before.

Hospitalizations in the state have remained above 10,000 hospitalizations for four consecutive days.

The record number of hospitalizations occurred on January 11, when there were 14,218 patients in hospitals in Texas.

The state currently has a 14-day average of 8,842 hospitalizations.

State officials report 59,268 new cases

State health officials reported 59,268 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

The current 14-day state average is 43,348 cases. This is a record for Texas.

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD to quarantine certain classes

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD said any elementary class that has a positivity rate of more than 20% should be quarantined from Friday, Jan.14 until the end of next week, Jan.21, after which affected students could return to the Monday 24 January. .

Currently, the district has stated that its immediate quarantine threshold is a positivity rate of 30% or more. But, the district added that it has the discretion to quarantine, if necessary, classrooms with a positivity rate of 20% or more.

“The increase in the number of student cases this week, coupled with the rapid nature of the spread of this variant, has led the district to quarantine these additional classes,” the district said.

Classes affected by the quarantine will receive additional notice from the principal, the district said, and students in class quarantine will participate in distance learning.

“We understand that quarantining classes is difficult, however, it is a necessary step to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our students and staff safe,” the district said.

Click here for a list of districts that have closed classes due to COVID.

Pop-up vaccination clinics in Tarrant County

Tarrant County Public Health is hosting several pop-up COVID-19 clinics in Tarrant County this coming week.

Each site has Moderna and Pfizer, and sometimes Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

Children five years of age and older are all eligible for vaccination. Parents must bring proof of the child’s age and their own ID for vaccination. Vaccination reminders are also available at all vaccination sites.

COVID-19 Contextual Locations:

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

Friday January 15 – Saturday February 5: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1501 Rip Johnson Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Campus Drive United Methodist Church

Friday January 21: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
4301 Campus Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76119

Friday January 14: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
SE corner of the Plaza (formerly The Bird Café)
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Northwestern Public Health Center

Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
3800 Adam Grubb Road
Lake Worth, Texas 76135

Bagsby-Williams Health Center

Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
3212 Miller Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76119

South East Public Health Center

Tuesday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Windmill Randol 536 W
Arlington, Texas 76011

Main public health center

Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
1101, main street S.
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

South West Public Health Center

Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
6551 Granbury Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76133

Watauga Public Health Center

Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
6601 Watauga Road
Watauga, Texas 76148

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