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ICU COVID Hospitalizations Doubled in Past Two Weeks

Orange County coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization in intensive care units have jumped 21% in the past week and almost doubled in the past two weeks, according to data from the Orange County Health Care Agency.

Of the county’s 628 adult ICU beds, about 473 beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients and 105 beds were filled by individuals with other critical conditions, as of Dec. 29.

Two weeks prior, about 319 beds were occupied by COVID patients and 246 beds were filled by individuals with other critical conditions.

Coronavirus patients currently occupy about 75% of ICU capacity, compared to 51% two weeks ago, according to the county’s most recent EMS Medical Health Operational Area Coordination report given Dec. 29.

Orange County continues to have 0% ICU capacity on an adjusted basis, which takes into account the ratio of COVID to non-COVID patients, and 8.9% on an unadjusted basis.

Go here for more on how the OC business community is responding to COVID-19.

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