Counties with the lowest hospital bed capacity in Texas

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Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the lowest in-patient bed capacity in Texas using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Counties are ranked by the percent of in-patient hospital beds filled as of Sep. 20, with ICU availability serving as a tiebreaker. Hospitalization data was available for about 77% of counties in the U.S. Keep reading to see what hospital capacity looks like in your county.

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#50. Uvalde County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 82.0% (41.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 0.0% more availability than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 87.0% (48.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 8.4% more availability than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 666 (178 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#49. Brown County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 82.0% (37.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 0.0% more availability than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 98.0% (76.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.2% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 668 (253 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#48. Fannin County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 82.0% (27.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 0.0% more availability than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 95% full in Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 451 (160 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#47. Williamson County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 83.0% (20.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.2% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 98.0% (53.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.2% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 338 (1,997 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#46. Andrews County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 83.0% (28.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.2% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 95% full in Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 1,663 (311 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#45. El Paso County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 85.0% (6.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.7% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 95.0% (18.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 0.0% more availability than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 91 (764 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#44. Hill County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 85.0% (51.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.7% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 95% full in Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 273 (100 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#43. Potter County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 86.0% (20.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 4.9% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 87.0% (59.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 8.4% more availability than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 406 (477 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#42. Montgomery County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 86.0% (25.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 4.9% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 92.0% (55.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.2% more availability than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 399 (2,424 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#41. Gregg County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 86.0% (38.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 4.9% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 95.0% (58.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 0.0% more availability than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 323 (400 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#40. Kleberg County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 87.0% (28.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 6.1% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 97.0% (46.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.1% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 235 (72 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#39. Ellis County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 87.0% (54.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 6.1% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 98.0% (70.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.2% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 486 (898 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#38. Colorado County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 87.0% (16.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 6.1% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 95% full in Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 247 (53 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#37. Frio County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 87.0% (41.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 6.1% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 95% full in Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 212 (43 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#36. Cameron County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 88.0% (19.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 7.3% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 91.0% (50.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 4.2% more availability than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 226 (958 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#35. Gaines County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 88.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 7.3% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 95% full in Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 526 (113 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#34. Henderson County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 89.0% (53.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 8.5% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (94.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.3% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 270 (223 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#33. Denton County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 90.0% (25.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.8% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 98.0% (59.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.2% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 321 (2,847 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#32. Kaufman County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 90.0% (65.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.8% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 98.0% (71.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.2% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 477 (650 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#31. Bell County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 91.0% (20.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 11.0% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 93.0% (38.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.1% more availability than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 343 (1,246 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#30. Tarrant County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 91.0% (24.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 11.0% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 95.0% (56.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 0.0% more availability than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 448 (9,413 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#29. Wise County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 91.0% (40.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 11.0% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 96.0% (63.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.1% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 394 (276 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#28. Hood County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 91.0% (37.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 11.0% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 99.0% (68.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 4.2% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 305 (188 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#27. Caldwell County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 91.0% (4.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 11.0% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 95% full in Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 465 (203 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#26. Dallas County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 92.0% (18.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 12.2% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 94.0% (35.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.1% more availability than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 321 (8,468 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#25. Fort Bend County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 92.0% (24.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 12.2% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 97.0% (50.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.1% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 326 (2,648 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#24. Collin County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 92.0% (18.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 12.2% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 98.0% (32.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.2% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 298 (3,083 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#23. Jefferson County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 92.0% (29.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 12.2% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (63.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.3% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 408 (1,027 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#22. Harris County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 93.0% (22.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 13.4% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 95.0% (42.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 0.0% more availability than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 255 (12,030 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#21. Travis County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 93.0% (15.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 13.4% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 96.0% (46.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.1% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 188 (2,399 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#20. Johnson County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 93.0% (30.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 13.4% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (54.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.3% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 453 (797 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#19. Hays County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 93.0% (32.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 13.4% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (64.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.3% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 335 (771 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#18. Polk County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 93.0% (66.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 13.4% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (92.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.3% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 713 (366 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#17. Lamar County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 94.0% (31.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 14.6% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 99.0% (88.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 4.2% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 698 (348 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#16. Grayson County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 94.0% (25.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 14.6% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (69.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.3% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 223 (304 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#15. Brazoria County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 95.0% (36.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 15.9% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 94.0% (53.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.1% more availability than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 519 (1,944 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#14. Galveston County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 95.0% (22.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 15.9% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 97.0% (30.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.1% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 457 (1,565 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#13. Palo Pinto County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 95.0% (45.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 15.9% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (86.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.3% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 593 (173 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#12. Webb County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 96.0% (13.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 17.1% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 93.0% (44.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.1% more availability than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 250 (691 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#11. Taylor County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 96.0% (23.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 17.1% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (47.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.3% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 0 (0 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#10. McLennan County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 97.0% (44.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 18.3% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (70.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.3% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 579 (1,487 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#9. Jim Wells County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 99.0% (54.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 20.7% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 98.0% (65.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.2% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 343 (139 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#8. Parker County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 99.0% (54.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 20.7% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 99.0% (78.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 4.2% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 477 (681 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#7. Navarro County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 99.0% (70.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 20.7% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (72.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.3% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 539 (270 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#6. Walker County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 99.0% (37.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 20.7% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (69.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.3% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 175 (128 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#5. Rockwall County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 100.0% (61.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 22.0% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (84.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.3% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 535 (561 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#4. Hunt County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 100.0% (41.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 22.0% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (65.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.3% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 418 (412 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#3. Coryell County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 100.0% (69.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 22.0% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (93.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.3% more full than Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 353 (268 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#2. Fayette County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 100.0% (44.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 22.0% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 95% full in Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 130 (33 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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#1. Dallam County, TX

– Inpatient beds occupied: 100.0% (26.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 22.0% more full than Texas overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 95% full in Texas overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 27 (2 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

(Information from Stacker.com via the Nexstar Media Wire)


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