As COVID-19 Vaccines Begin Distribution, ICU capacity in SoCal drops to 0%

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Southern California region’s health authorities have reported that the intensive care unit capacity has dropped to 0% on Thursday, as it faced a record 379 coronavirus deaths and 52,000 new confirmed cases.

This means that there has been 1,000 deaths in the last 5days, and 106,000 confirmed cases in 2 days.

California is now the state with the most positive cases of coronavirus in the country with 21,860 death toll.

This is not only problematic for those suffering from the coronavirus; those needing medical help for non-coronavirus related matters are receiving less attention due to the need to treat Covid patients.

As of December 17, 2020, only Northern California has ICU capacity of 25.8% at this point, as the Bay Area sees 13.1%, Greater Sacramento region with 11.3%, and San Joaquin Valley with 0.7%.

The infection rate has been on the rise since people have begun ignoring safety measures and socialize with others, many of them from Halloween and Thanksgiving. State officials are begging people to not gather for Christmas and New Year’s.

It hasn’t helped that San Diego has given up enforcement of Covid-19 restrictions on restaurants and live entertainment establishments after the judge extended his order to protect two strip clubs from state shutdown order.

Those in the medical profession are frustrated with their community for their refusal to follow the basic protocols for safety.

San Francisco is ordering a travel quarantine of 10 days for anyone coming into the city, due to the high number of cases, as it is currently averaging a record high of 242 new cases a day. It will expire January 4.

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