California COVID Update: State Breaks 3 COVID-19 Records in 1 Day as Cases, Hospitalizations, Critical Care Patients Hit New High


SAN FRANCISCO – California on Friday broke a one-day high for new coronavirus cases when an additional 35,468 people are believed to be positive, bringing the seven-day state average of new cases to 22,456 people per day. It’s a new COVID-19 infection more than every four seconds.
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The state’s critical care capacity continues to become increasingly critical. The Bay Area was getting closer and closer to the 15% threshold that would trigger a mandatory home stay order. Several counties in the Bay Area have already adhered to these restrictions voluntarily.

As of Friday, the Bay Area area was at 16.7% of the remaining ICU capacity. The situation was more dire in counties like Santa Clara, where several hospitals have already filled up.

The San Joaquin Valley faces the greatest threat from overburdened ICUs. This region has only 4.5% of free intensive care beds.

The Northern California region had 26.6% remaining capacity, Sacramento was at 14.8%, and Southern California was at 6.2%.

On Thursday, the state broke the record for the most coronavirus deaths in a single day. California’s total death toll so far is 20,622 lives lost.

The video above is taken from a previous report.

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