Daily COVID Report / Dec. 18, 2020
COVID REPORT: Thirteen Cases Confirmed Today, Regional ICU Availability Drops to 21 Percent, Says Joint Information Center
Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:
The total number of county residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 now stands at 1,387, after 13 new cases were reported today.
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed capacity in the Northern California region, of which Humboldt County is a part, dropped today to 21% from 25.8% yesterday. If the region’s ICU bed availability drops below 15%, the state’s Regional Stay Home Order will take effect.
Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman said, “Given our small number of ICU beds, if we filled roughly eight more ICU beds, our region would drop below 15%. Currently, we count on the ability to send patients out of the area if we run out of capacity, but with the rest of the state at very low or no capacity, that may not be an option.”
The Statewide ICU Bed Availability metric has been added to the “Current Hospital Information” dataset of the Humboldt County Data Dashboard (humboldtgov.org/dashboard). This measures the capacity of available ICU beds across the entire state, which currently stands at 2.1%.
The Southern California and San Joaquin regions currently report 0% ICU capacity. The Bay Area region is at 12.8% reported capacity, and the Greater Sacramento region is at 14.5% capacity, leaving the Northern California region the only one not subject to the state Regional Stay Home Order.
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Dec. 18, 2020
= historic data. All data from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center.
- 4 new cleared cases.
As of Monday, Dec. 14, 2020
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Data from CalREDIE. Zip codes not listed have experienced five cases or fewer. Zip code populations from the American Community Survey, 2018.