Briefing Minutes 1.6


1. Any CDC, local health department, CCAOM or other agency updates?

US 20,732,404 confirmed cases 173,915 new deaths in 24 hours 352,464 deaths1,800 new deaths in 24 hours

TX 1,626,568 confirmed cases 26,543 new cases in 24 hours 28,219 deaths 250 new deaths in 24hours

Travis county 52,708 confirmed cases 552 deaths

-The 7-day moving average for new hospitalizations in Travis County on Monday reached a record-high of 77 on Monday. The old record was on July 8, when the average was 75. The number is one of the indicators local officials look at when considering health guidelines and restrictions in the county.

-Texas hits new record high for COVID-19 hospitalizations

-The Texas Department of State Health Services reports 26,543 new COVID-19 cases statewide, the second-highest single-day total of the pandemic. The highest single-day total was reported on Dec. 29, with 26,990 new cases reported that day.

-According to a joint statement from Ascension Seton, Baylor Scott & White Health and St. David’s HealthCare, currently, the 2,473 staffed beds within all three healthcare systems are 79% occupied, and the 483 ICU beds are 88% occupied.

The Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) confirms that during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Jan. 2, some people not included in group 1A or 1B attended the clinic and were vaccinated. ARC said it recognizes it needs to refine its process to assure the vaccination of prioritized individuals.

-ARC said for future mass vaccination events, it will require appointments as it does for in-clinic vaccine administrations. The clinic said that it looks forward to receiving additional doses of the vaccine so it can continue vaccinating patients starting with those who are at the highest risk, but at this time, ARC only has enough vaccine to fulfill this week's appointments.

-PCC did get an allotment, BSW on second round with their healthcare

-APH will give an update at 10am this morning

2.Updates on any action items:

None at this time

3. Communication for our AOMA community? Any new issues?

- AOMA Safety Committee agreed Face Shields not required in Clinic but highly encouraged as an extra barrier

4. Good news, positive experiences in last 24 hours

- Flu is down this year

January 6,

Cuddle Day

Bean Day

Apple Tree Day

Shortbread Day

Three Kings Day

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