Orange County hospitals have hit full ICU capacity when adjusting to show the room available to treat current and future coronavirus patients, the Orange County Health Care Agency said Thursday.
There’s also 0% adjusted ICU capacity on a regional Southern California basis.
According to the OC HCA, the adjusted figure “takes into account the percentage of COVID-19 positive patients in the ICU” with the higher the percentage of COVID-19 positive patients in the ICU, the more the adjustment.
OC has unadjusted ICU capacity of 7.1%; the regional capacity currently sits at 11.4%.
As hospitals hit their limits and hospitalizations hit record highs, an unprecedented order was issued to prevent hospitals from diverting ambulances to other facilities.
There are currently 1,519 hospitalized COVID-19 patients and 343 patients in the ICU.
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