Dallas County hospitals anticipate being able to handle COVID-19 surge if “trend continues”


A letter sent yesterday from DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO Stephen Love to Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins states Dallas County hospitals anticipate being able to handle the COVID-19 surge expected in late April or early May.

Written on behalf of the hospitals of Dallas County, the letter may cancel plans for the use of a military hospital set up at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

“Since March 22, 2020 – when models suggested a potentially large surge of COVID-19 patients – Dallas County residents have done a great job of following the public officials’ orders regarding good health habits, social distancing and staying at home,” Love said in his letter. “If the current trend continues, we believe the hospitals in Dallas County will have the capacity, on their existing campuses, to handle the expected COVID-19 volumes.”

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