Health officials said that due to the tremendous pressure on hospitals due to the surge in Covid-19 cases, orders for whole-house services in two large parts of California were extended on Tuesday.
Dr. Mark Gurry, Director of the California Department of Health and Human Services, said in the video: “Of course we know that hospitals in Southern California are in crisis, and some hospitals have begun to implement partial crisis care.”
He said that no agency has notified the state that it is fully in crisis care, but some agencies in Southern California have made some decisions, including decisions on how to accept ambulances and personnel.
A hospital in Los Angeles turned its chapel into an overflow chamber. Gali said that in some emergency departments, waiting times are much longer than normal, and hospitals are using post- and pre-surgery beds to care for Covid-1
Governor Gavin Newsom (Gavin Newsom) warned on Monday that the travel last holiday week made everything inevitable and that the state would be “above economic growth”.
Most areas of the state are in a regional whole-house service state, requiring some businesses (such as bars, wineries and hair salons) to close and reduce the service capacity of other businesses-once the intensive care capacity of the area drops below 15%, the The requirements are effective immediately. .
On Tuesday, ICU utilization in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley remained at zero, which means that it is not that there are no beds, but that hospitals have to increase production capacity. These orders have been extended to 2021 and will remain unchanged until the forecast shows that the ICU threshold is reached.
Los Angeles County health officials reported another 227 Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday and said the hospitalization rate exceeded 7,000 for the first time.
The director of the County Health Bureau, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, said in a statement: “Because the behavior of more residents and businesses seems to make us live in the most dangerous period of the deadliest pandemic, so The suffering is increasing.”
She begged the residents to cancel the New Year’s party and said: “We are each other’s guardians.”
According to data from the state health department, 31,200 cases were reported across the state on Tuesday, with an average positive rate of about 12%. In Los Angeles County, this percentage is even higher, at over 16%.
The California Department of Health says that more than 2.1 million people in California suffer from Covid-19 and 24,500 people have died.
Northern California is the only area that does not serve whole houses in the area. Newsom said Monday that the biggest areas of concern are Southern California and Los Angeles.
Newsom said that 96% of hospitals in Los Angeles County were “in a state of transfer” on Saturday, which means they cannot accept ambulances and must be transferred to other locations. He said that even in a pandemic, before the current surge in cases, the figure was still 33%.