Hospital capacity in Dallas on May 19

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Office of the Mayor, Eric Johnson

May 20, 2020

Tristan Hallman
Chief of Policy and Communications | 469.785.1421

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Hospital capacity in Dallas on May 19

DALLAS — Twenty-five hospitals on Tuesday reported ventilator and bed capacity numbers to Mayor Eric Johnson's office.

Dallas hospitals are required to report the information pursuant to the City of Dallas emergency regulations enacted by Mayor Johnson during the local state of disaster. The reporting requirements are meant to provide data to decision-makers and information to the public regarding the medical community's capacity to handle COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Here are the aggregate capacity totals for Tuesday, as reported by the 25 hospitals:

  • Total beds: 5,713
    • Beds occupied: 3,735
  • Total ICU beds: 828
    • ICU beds occupied: 588
  • Total ventilators: 945
    • Ventilators in use: 318

Please note that the numbers represent a point-in-time snapshot and might fluctuate throughout the day. Hospitals also may be able to expand bed capacity if necessary.

Here are the hospitals that reported data to the City:

Baylor University Medical Center
Baylor Heart & Vascular Hospital
Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation
Baylor Scott & White - Uptown
Children's Health Dallas
Children's Health Our Children's House
City Hospital at White Rock
Dallas VA Medical Center
Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Dallas
Kindred Hospital Dallas Central
Lifecare Hospital of Dallas

Medical City Dallas
Medical City Heart Hospital
Medical City Spine Hospital
Methodist Charlton
Methodist Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital
Methodist Dallas
North Central Surgical Center Hospital
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Promise Hospital of Dallas
Select Specialty Hospital
Texas Health Dallas (Presbyterian)
Texas Institute for Surgery
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
UT Southwestern William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital

Dallas County on Tuesday reported that 1,335 of the 7,904 confirmed COVID-19 cases have resulted in hospitalization. Of those, 423 have been admitted to an ICU, and 254 people have needed ventilators. About 53% of those hospitalized have had at least one high-risk condition, and 47% have not. Diabetes is the most prevalent high-risk condition.

For more information on COVID-19, including testing data, visit And visit the City's COVID-19 dashboard for data visualizations.