Medical personnel arriving to help Amarillo, Lubbock area hospitals


AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Texas Department of State Health Services said medical personnel should start arriving to help hospitals across the state on Tuesday.

DSHS Spokesman, Chris Van Deusen, said the first deployment includes about 90 personnel to Trauma Service Areas A and B, the Amarillo and Lubbock areas, respectively.

“They should start arriving today, in fact, to bolster the the staff that’s there on the ground that’s been working so hard,” Van Deusen said on Tuesday.

He also said he expects additional staff in the future, depending on the need.

That staffing update comes as the state reported Trauma Service Area A’s COVID-19 hospitalization rate was at 15.51% on Monday, August 16.

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