After decline, Peterson's hospitalizations creep back up

The numbers fell to 20 on Monday, but they rose back 22 on Tuesday, with 7 in the ICU.

After a one-day reprieve of COVID-19 hospitalizations, Peterson Regional Medical Center's numbers ticked up slightly to 22 on Tuesday.

Of those 22 patients, seven were in the intensive care unit, continuing Peterson's string of days with pressure on its 14-bed ICU. Of those hospitalized, four were vaccinated. For at least 53 consecutive days, Peterson has had at least 20 people hospitalized with COVID-19.

Peterson Health reported 15 new cases on Tuesday. In September, Peterson reported 340 positive cases — down slightly from the first 21 days of August.


Statewide, hospitalizations continued their downward trend for a 13th consecutive day. The Texas Department of State Health Services said 11,658 people were admitted to hospitals across the state — nearly one-third in intensive care units. The state was still reporting more than 1,000 people admitted to hospitals per day.

While it seems like Kerr County is starting to emerge from the pandemic's grip, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention warn that Kerr County, along with much of Texas, is still at high risk for COVID-19 transmission.

Kerr County inched closer to 50% of the population having complete vaccination, but those receiving at least one dose have slowed. About 55% of those eligible have received at least one jab of the vaccine.

While Kerr County's death toll remained steady with no new deaths, the state saw 346 recent deaths reported. There were also 12,000 new cases, and positivity rates remained at 15% or higher.

This site uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Scroll to Top