‘Cautiously Optimistic’: COVID Hospitalizations Appear To Plateau, DFW Hospital Council Leader Says

Hospitalizations may be beginning to plateau in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the president and CEO of the DFW Hospital Council said Tuesday.

There have consistently been about 3,500 patients hospitalized daily with COVID-19 in the 19-county area that covers Dallas-Fort Worth, the council leader, Steve Love, said in an update with the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce.

“It does appear that the cases may begin to come down in Dallas County, which means hospitalizations will hopefully come down in the short term,” Love said. “I define short term as probably 10 days to two weeks.”

Love said he was “catiously optimistic” there hadn’t been any large increases in hospitalizations over the last week — a difference from trends seen in the two to three weeks before.

But he said that though the region may plateau, individual counties may not follow the same timeline. Tarrant County, for example, may take more time before hospitalizations begin to level out, and Collin and Denton counties are still seeing regular fluctuations.

Last week, Love announced there was an all-time high of children hospitalized with the novel coronavirus.

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