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As ICU Capacity Shrinks, OC Vaccines Expected

As ICU capacity shrinks in Orange County hospitals, the region is expected to receive its first coronavirus vaccine shipment on Wednesday.

When adjusting for the percentage of coronavirus patients—which can require more resources than other ICU patients—the county has just 1.4% ICU capacity. On an unadjusted basis, the county has 10.4% of beds currently available.

According to the OC Health Care Agency, 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.

The region of Southern California has 1.7% adjusted ICU capacity and 13.2% unadjusted capacity.

Orange County was initially set to receive its first batch of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine today; officials say that supply of 25,350 doses is now expected on Wednesday.

The state got its first batch of vaccines on Monday, with Los Angeles health workers first in line to receive the vaccine.

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