SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — The intensive care units at hospitals in San Joaquin County are over capacity due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, according to the county’s Office of Emergency Services.
“Today is the highest hospital ICU occupancy rate since the beginning of the pandemic,” the county said in a press release.
OES says the ICUs are at 149% capacity. COVID-19 patients account for 53% of those beds, which amounts to 79 patients.
The county has operated above capacity for about two weeks. And according to a previous release on July 21, the county had been encouraged by the state to prepare a plan for the coming weeks in the case of an increase in hospitalizations.
As for the total hospital capacity rate, the county says it’s at 76% with 748 beds in use, of which 225 are COVID-19 patients.