Hospitalization Data for Texas – September 10, 2021

In our last look at hospitalization numbers for Texas at the end of August, we noted that there was significant rise in hospitalizations.

Some ten days later, we look again at the number to see whether the numbers continued to rise, supposedly due to the Delta-Variant of SarsCoV2. The data is again from the Texas Department of Health Services and current as of September 10, 2021.

As we can see, the numbers have stopped going up and have begun to come down. This is while there are still no COVID19 measures are in place – they were all lifted by Texas Governor Abbott and have not been put back in force.

We’re going to keep an eye on this situation to see how it develops during the autumn and winter.

Hospitalization Data for Texas – August 30, 2021

Back in July, we looked at the situation of hospitalizations in Texas, one month after Governor Abbott lifted all COVID19 restrictions in Texas, and as was noted, there was some rise in hospitalizations.

Now over a month later, we’ll have another look to see whether hospitalizations picked up or not. The data is again from the Texas Department of Health Services and current as of August 21, 2021.

Hospitalizations did go up and almost reached peak level, but seem to be going down already. This seems to be due to the Delta-Variant of the virus, and also led to some hospitals running out of ICU beds, as the Texas Tribune writes.
There are still no state-wide restrictions being re-introduced, and we’ll have to see how this situation develops.

Hospitalization Data for Texas – July 24, 2021

Back in June, we looked at the situation of hospitalizations in Texas, one month after Governor Abbott lifted all COVID19 restrictions in Texas, and as was noted, there was no rise in hospitalizations.

Now almost a month later, we’ll have another look to see whether hospitalizations picked up or not. The data is again from the Texas Department of Health Services and current as of July 24, 2021.

Hospitalizations are now going up again – most likely due to the Delta-Variant of the virus, as the Texas Tribune writes.
There are still no state-wide restrictions being re-introduced, but local officials in some counties have asked citizens to take additional measures to protect themselves.

Hospitalization Data for Texas – June 27, 2021

Back in April, we looked at the situation of hospitalizations in Texas, one month after Governor Abbott lifted all COVID19 restrictions in Texas, and as was noted, there was no rise in hospitalizations. Now two and a half months later, we’ll have another look to see whether hospitalizations picked up or not. The data is again from the Texas Department of Health Services and current as of June 27, 2021.

Hospitalizations have gone down further compared to April, but not as quickly as before and seem to have leveled off for now.
So, it’s still don’t look to bad now and there is no sign of an uptick in hospitalizations so far. Of course, we will keep an eye on this situation and re-visit the data in two months or so.

Hospitalization Data for Texas – April 08, 2021

Two weeks ago, we looked at the situation of hospitalizations in Texas, three weeks after Governor Abbott lifted all COVID19 restrictions in Texas, and as was noted, there was no rise in hospitalizations. Now another two weeks later, we’ll have a second look to see whether hospitalizations picked up or not. The data is again from the Texas Department of Health Services and current as of April 8, 2021.

Fig. 1 – Texas Total Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 hospitalization over time

Hospitalizations are much lower, but seem to have leveled off for now. So, it’s still don’t look to bad now and there is no sign of an uptick in hospitalizations so far, but lets still keep an eye on this situation and re-visit the data in two weeks.

Hospitalization Data for Texas – March 26, 2021

As you may recall, Texas Governor Greg Abbott lifted all COVID-19 restrictions in the State of Texas as of March 3, 2021. So, a bit more than three weeks into this, it’s time to have a first look at how the State of Texas is doing in terms of numbers. The data is from the Texas Department of Health Services and current as of March 26, 2021.

The green curve shows the situation in Texas statewide. While the blue, red and yellow curves show the situation in TSAs (Trauma Service Areas) Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston. I focused on these TSAs in previous posts, because they were the largest contributors in terms of total number of hospitalizations.

Fig. 1 – Texas Total Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations over time

That don’t look too bad so far. Let’s check back again a week from now.

So, How was Sweden doing in 2020?

On this blog all through 2020 I’ve been tracking the number of excess deaths recorded by statistics Sweden and for some part of the year, it looked like the number of deaths was around the same as the average of the years 2015-2019.

Now, it’s February 2021 and it’s a good moment to look at the whole year of 2020. The data is from Statistics Sweden at scb.se under Preliminär statistik över döda (Excel). The file is being updated regularly, I picked the one on Feb. 7, 2021:

Fig. 1 – Number of deaths per day Sweden

As we can see, towards the end of the year the number of deaths did increase again compared the the average of years 2015-2019.
These “excess” deaths are normally attributed by some people to the effects of COVID-19, however that is a stretch at this point and you’d have to look at other data to see whether this is actually the case here or whether there were also other factors contributing to a higher number of deaths in 2020 than in the average in years 2015 to 2019.

US Coronavirus Numbers – By State and Territory Dec 24, 2020

An update on the coronavirus situation in terms of hospitalizations and deaths in the United States, all 56 States and Territories. Data is from covidtracking.com and up-to-date as of December 24, 2020. Note, however, that due to holidays, reporting might be delayed.
First, overview of hospitalizations across the United States (large version is on Google Drive):

Data for most states shows a significant upward movement of hospitalizations. Most obvious increase happens in California and New York.

Second, overview of daily deaths across the United States (large version is on Google Drive):

And finally, the comparison of states as to the number of deaths due to COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants, as of Dec. 24, 2020:

US Coronavirus Numbers – By State and Territory Nov 16, 2020

An update on the coronavirus situation in terms of hospitalizations and deaths in the United States, all 56 States and Territories. Data is from covidtracking.com and accurate as of November 16, 2020.
First, overview of hospitalizations across the United States (large version is on Google Drive):

Data for most states shows a visible upward movement of hospitalizations.

Second, overview of daily deaths across the United States (large version is on Google Drive):

And finally, the comparison of states as to the number of deaths due to COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants:

US Coronavirus Numbers – By State and Territory Oct 18, 2020

An update on the coronavirus situation in terms of hospitalizations and deaths in the United States, all 56 States and Territories. Data is from covidtracking.com and accurate as of October 18, 2020.
First, overview of hospitalizations across the United States (large version is on Google Drive):

Second, overview of daily deaths across the United States (large version is on Google Drive):

And finally, the comparison of states as to the number of deaths due to COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants: